Ashli Bolden

Ashli Bolden

Movement Building and Training Coordinator

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Ashli has worked on a variety of campaigns in social justice movements over the course of her career. She served as Civic Engagement Coordinator at Missouri Progressive Vote (2008- 2011), registering over 30,000 Missourians. She was also the Field Manager for the St. Louis Metrolink light rail system sales tax campaign and the St Louis Coordinator for the Decline to Sign Campaign on a ballot initiative that sought to eliminate the city’s critical Earnings Tax. With the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Ashli worked as the COPE fund blitz coordinator and as the 2010 Member to Member Voter Engagement Coordinator.

In 2012, she worked as the AFL-CIO Unity Table organizer against anti-labor legislation during the state legislative session. She also worked that year with Missouri Jobs with Justice in its partnership with the Fight for a Fair Economy campaign, doing outreach to low wage workers about raising the federal minimum wage. In 2014, Ashli increased voter turnout among seniors in, Missouri Senate District 24 around the issue of long term care. In 2016, Ashli led a team at Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action in its C4 civic engagement program to contact over 109,000 voters in Missouri around the issues of Minimum Wage and Photo ID. In 2018, Ashli led a Statewide team to knock and call over 250,000 voters to raise the minimum wage and to get money out of politics in Missouri. In 2019, Ashli managed a statewide deep canvassing project with 9 organizations that belong to MOVE (Missouri voter engagement table) Missouri’s’ C3 and C4 table. In 2020, Ashli managed a second round of the deep conversations that moved to the phone and helped pass Medicaid expansion.

Ashli serves on the NARAL ProChoice MO PAC board, and is the Vice President of the St. Louis Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute.