Atima Omara

Atima Omara

Atima Omara is a political strategist & activist who is an award winning leader in politics and the progressive movement. She has worked for a Governor and has served as staff for over 9 federal, state, and local political campaigns and other progressive causes. Her multi-faceted political experience includes campaign management, field organizing, fundraising, and paid communications for coordinated campaigns and independent expenditures. Atima was elected a DNC member from Virginia in 2016. She is the Immediate Past President of the Young Democrats of America. When elected in 2013, Atima became the first African American and fifth woman President of the Young Democrats of America (YDA) in its 83-year history. She served as President from 2013-2015, the nation’s largest youth partisan organization. As President of YDA, she also served on the Democratic National Committee and its Youth Council. Atima has also previously served in leadership roles with the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Planned Parenthood Metro Washington and the National Organization for Women. She is also currently Board Chair of the Planned Parenthood Metro Washington Action Fund. For her work, Ebony Magazine listed her as 2013 “Power 100” and Jet Magazine listed her as 2013’s “40 under 40” Atima also writes and speaks about national politics, candidates, and policy and culture issues including feminism, women in politics, women in film/media, reproductive rights & justice, domestic violence, and race & gender inequality.  She has made appearances NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, CSPAN, to offer political commentary. Her writings have been featured in American Prospect,  Huffington Post, Rewire, The Root, The Hill, Talking Points Memo, Ebony Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginian-Pilot, to name a few.