Committed to advancing the public welfare, Jennifer Blemur is the Director of the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL), a program of Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND). WiLL is a national nonpartisan network of women state legislators who work together to influence federal policy and budget priorities.
When women flex their collective power, they can transform policy to improve the lives of their constituents and the nation. Jennifer's goal in working in state policy is to ensure that elected officials know what
is happening in their communities, are equipped with sensible policy solutions, and are empowered to effectuate long-lasting positive change. Working with elected officials to create transformative change is core to Jennifer's belief that government can effectively meet the needs of its electors.
Jennifer previously served as a Legislative Counsel at the Council of the District of Columbia, where she was drafting legislation, meeting with stakeholders, and helping community members. Her work in state policy began with the National Black Caucus of State Legislators where she worked as Policy Associate and Legal Counsel writing policy articles and toolkits for legislators. She also organized policy symposia and worked with legislators on national policy priorities.
A licensed attorney living in the District of Columbia, Jennifer is a graduate of the David A. Clarke School of Law, a native New Yorker, and a first-generation Haitian-American.
Expertise: health disparities and equity, state and local government policy, political analysis, women's political leadership and involvement