Helen serves as Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, an advocacy organization comprised of representatives from the human rights, civil rights, environmental, labor, women, young professionals, youth, elected officials, peace and justice groups throughout the State of Georgia founded by the late Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. She was able to increase the membership of the organization to over sixty statewide and local organizations as well as, promote collaborative issue campaign organizing activities throughout Georgia. In keeping with the People’s Agenda commitment to social justice issues, she has formed strategic alliances to improve quality of life for communities of color.
She serves as the Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable of Georgia as an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation to promote health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment for Black women.
She serves on the Morgan County Board of Elections and in 2013 she was appointed to serve on the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of the Georgia Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the City of Atlanta’s 2020 Complete Count Committee and the State Civic Engagement Table’s Complete Count Committee.
She was recently recognized by the Atlanta Business League as one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence 2018, 2019, 2020; 2019 Community Engagement Award from National Action Network; and 2019 Dr. C.T. Vivian Courage Award by Let Us Make Man.
As one of the first 50 African American students to attend the University of Georgia after the integration of the school by Charlene Hunter -Gault and Hamilton Holmes, she received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia with a major in Accounting. She also studied and served as a Recruiter for the Masters’ of Public Administration program at the University of Georgia. She was certified as an Issue Campaign Organizer by the Midwest Training Academy in 2000.
February 12th, 2021 | Season 2 | 23 mins 50 secs
community engagement, elections, georgia coalition for the people's agenda, helen butler, social justice, voter engagement, voter registration