The Leadership Conference & The Education Fund Welcome Gaylynn Burroughs as Senior Policy Counsel

Media 01.22,19

January 22, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398, inouye@civilrights.org

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcome policy expert Gaylynn Burroughs as senior policy counsel. Burroughs joins the organizations from the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she led implementation of policy priorities for reproductive health and women’s rights.

“Gaylynn’s high-level expertise and passion for civil and human rights work makes us excited to have her join the team,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “As our organizations strive for an America as good as its ideals, Gaylynn’s experience will play a significant role. She will work with our Employment Task Force and our Healthcare Task Force to advance the priorities of the broad civil rights coalition.”

Biographical Information

Gaylynn Burroughs served previously as Director of Policy & Research for the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation. In that role, she developed and led implementation of policy priorities focusing on reproductive health and rights, women’s economic empowerment, elimination of violence against women, and global women’s rights. During her legal career, Gaylynn has been a Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham Law School in New York City. There she taught the Social Justice Clinic, a part of the Feerick Center for Social Justice, and was also a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders in the family defense practice. She has also served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz and to Justice Helen E. Hoens, both of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gaylynn holds a B.A. in history from Yale University and a J.D. and LL.M. in international legal studies from New York University School of Law.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. For more information on The Education Fund, visit www.civilrights.org/edfund.