Kierra Johnson heads the leading pro-choice organization mobilizing and providing support for the diverse, upcoming generation of leaders. Through her leadership, she promotes the organization’s values of shared power and authority; youth-controlled agendas; collaboration and partnership; constituent-specific strategies; learning; and diversity and inclusion.
With many years of experience in the field, Kierra is a leader in reproductive justice and progressive movements. She has lifted up the value of regional and cross-movement collaborations to foster youth leadership development that strengthens the pro-choice progressive base in crucial communities in the United States. Often sought after for her expertise on youth and reproductive justice, Kierra fosters dialogue between major national organizations and local activists to raise the voices of young people on the ground in the national debate.
Hailing from Georgia, Kierra’s journey with URGE, then Choice USA, started as a participant in the National Gloria Steinem Leadership Institute in 1999. She was then awarded the Maxine Waters Reproductive Freedom Fellowship in 2000. Kierra is the 2002 recipient of the Young Women of Achievement Award from the Women’s Information Network (WIN) and now sits on the advisory council for WIN. She also serves as a board member for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Center for Community Change.