Jotaka Eaddy is the Senior Advisor to the President and CEO and Senior Director for Voting Rights for the NAACP where she directs external affairs and strategic initiatives on behalf of the Office of the President and CEO. A seasoned progressive policy advocate with more than 15 years experience, Eaddy has served in several leadership capacities and at the forefront of some of the nation’s leading issue and electoral campaigns. She has traveled extensively, serving as a guest lecturer on human rights and progressive policy reform at various institutions and universities covering 48 states and 28 countries. In 2004, she directed the national lobby and international advocacy campaign against the juvenile death penalty in the United States. Those efforts contributed to the 2005 landmark US Supreme Court decision Roper v. Simmons which abolished the juvenile death penalty in the United States.