Christina Das is an Attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), where she works to advance and defend voting rights and racial equity through legislation and policy change.
Christina’s experience includes executing strategic campaigns to expand voter access for Black people, such as passing in-person Early Voting in South Carolina in 2022, working alongside state-based coalitions to expand access to jail-based voting for eligible detained individuals, and implementing proactive election administration advocacy efforts for curbside voters and voters with disabilities.
Christina led LDF’s election protection advocacy in Texas and South Carolina through the 2022 Midterm elections and supported ongoing litigation efforts in both states. Christina manages state-based coalitions to engage in year-round voter education efforts and teach-ins through LDF’s Prepared to Vote and Voting Rights Defender programs. In this capacity, Christina convenes a coalition of national and local advocacy organizations advancing positive voting rights strategies in multiple states.
Christina graduated from the City University of New York (“CUNY”) School of Law amid the 2020 pandemic. During law school, Christina served first as a Staff Editor, and then as a Managing Board Editor of the CUNY Law Review. During this time, she was a lead facilitator for the law review’s multidisciplinary Voting Rights Symposium focusing on restrictive voting legislation as well as redistricting, and the 2020 Census. As a scholar with the Sorensen Center for International Peace & Justice, Christina worked abroad in New Delhi, India combatting gender justice issues with Breakthrough India. She was the recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of New York Public Interest Law Fellowship, the Queens County Women’s Bar Association scholarship, and the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association “Paving the Way through Mentorship” scholarship.
Christina graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with degrees in Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy. She is a community organizer of ten years, leading civic engagement programs and issue advocacy on matters ranging from expanding youth voting, language justice, and pay parity for workers. She currently serves on the New York State Bar Association Taskforce for Voting Rights & Democracy and is an Executive Board Member of Community Board 7 in Brooklyn.