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Expertise: Race and ethnicity, religion, federal courts

Anisha Singh is the senior organizing director for Generation Progress, the youth-engagement arm of American Progress. In this capacity, Singh develops national organizing strategies to bring the experiences of 18- to 35-year-olds to on-the-ground actions in target states. In doing so, she helps shape issue-based campaigns across the multi-issue organization to incorporate the youth perspective into the national conversation, on topics ranging from economic stability, gun violence prevention, judicial nominees, anti-Muslim bigotry, criminal justice reform, health care, immigration, voting rights, and reproductive rights. Singh also leads the planning and implementing of training programs to grow and mobilize young activists and leaders to take action in their communities.

Prior to joining Generation Progress, Singh served as the campaign manager for Legal Progress at American Progress. There, she shaped the conversation around the nation’s judicial process by managing unprecedented grassroots organization efforts across the country to educate Americans on the need to fill judicial vacancies with diverse, progressive judges so that historic backlogs can be remedied and cases can be heard in a timely manner.

She previously served as a policy attorney and project manager for United Sikhs, where she focused on human and civil rights advocacy on behalf of minority communities internationally, with an emphasis on post-9/11 discrimination concerns. She single-handedly managed the Washington, D.C., chapter, cultivating key relationships with the White House and on Capitol Hill, and founded United Sikhs’ national Anti-Bullying Campaign to proactively assist victims of bullying through presentations and resources in partnership with the White House Anti-Bullying Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education. As counsel for United Sikhs, Singh won a historic anti-discrimination case against the U.S. Army, and prior to that, as a student at the University of Virginia School of Law Immigration Law Clinic, she won a case as counsel for female clients seeking legal status under the Violence Against Women Act, both of which landed national media attention.

Singh brings with her more than a decade of experience in public interest and social justice work, as well as a strong grassroots organizing background. Singh’s legal background includes immigration, employment discrimination, labor, civil rights, international criminal justice, and trial advocacy.

Singh received her B.A. with summa cum laude honors in political science and communication studies from Florida State University and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She was named one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30″ for law and policy in 2016.

By Anisha Singh
We Cannot Wait Until February 8Center for American ProgressJanuary 25, 2018
Senate Republicans Might Kill This Centurylong Tradition to Stack the Courts with Trump’s NomineesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2017
The Courts Have Halted Trump’s Bigoted Policies, But the Senate Wants to Confirm All His JudgesCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2017
Our Courts Matter for the Muslim CommunityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2017
This Election Day, Americans Cannot Afford to Take a SeatCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2016
State or Federal Court?Center for American ProgressAugust 8, 2016
Mitch McConnell: A Legacy of ObstructionCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2016
Update: Texas, Where Are the Judges?Center for American ProgressMay 5, 2016
Grassley’s convenient hypocrisyThe HillFebruary 29, 2016
Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial ConfirmationsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 23, 2016
How Judicial Vacancies Threaten Access to Justice for Low-Income PeopleTalkPoverty.orgFebruary 4, 2016
Diversify Pennsylvania’s court systemThe Pittsburgh Post-GazetteJanuary 31, 2016
Just a JudgeCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2015
Americans Pay a High Price for Judicial ObstructionRoll CallOctober 15, 2015
Pope Francis and Access to JusticeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2015
We Must Do More to Lift Up America’s Rich Cultural and Religious DiversityThe Huffington PostSeptember 14, 2015
Remembering Oak CreekCenter for American ProgressAugust 5, 2015