Aimee Allisonis president ofDemocracy in Colorand founder ofShe the People. She writes, speaks, and organizes on behalf of women of color to inspire an inclusive, multiracial coalition that can secure a progressive future for generations to come. Declaring 2018 the Year of Women of Color, she hosted the nation’s first summit to elevate the political voice of women of color as candidates, movement leaders and political strategists. In 2016, Allison moderated the first DNC Chair Forum to address race and the future of the Democratic Party. Her podcast, “Democracy in Color,”features congressional representatives, thought leaders and exciting next-generation candidates. She was one of the first women of color to be honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a conscientious objector and works to support courageous, moral leadership. She has been published in the New York Timesand Essence Magazine. Follow her online @aimeeallison.