State House of Representatives, District 95
Jasmen Rogers-Shaw (she/her) was born and raised in South Florida. She is the child of immigrants that was raised with a heart toward service and justice. She exists precariously at the intersections of racial and gender justice and have worked for several years on advancing legislation that centers Black women, co-created curriculum that makes the political process accessible, and has built a base of women of color committed to Reproductive Justice.
In her most recent role as the Florida Black/African American Outreach Director on the Elizabeth Warren for President campaign, Jasmen worked with a team of folks to synthesize information in a way that appeals to the concerns of Black and African-American constituencies, while executing a plan for genuine engagement and political education.
In other roles, she has worked collaboratively to build a cadre of state legislators dedicated to reproductive freedom through proactive legislation, and has curated several spaces across the state of Florida that have brought together over 2,000 Black women to build a shared political agenda.
In her spare time, she also founded Folding Chair Consulting, aimed at equipping Black women to run for office… and win. She serves on the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women and as the Policy Chair on the Board of Directors for Ruth’s List Broward.
Her mission/goal/calling is to uplift the voices and leadership of Black women as a means to balance the playing field for all people.
Jasmen’s politic was birthed in social justice work. A fight for fair community policing and community labor organizing brought her to understand exactly what’s at stake in Florida Legislature. A continued dedication to making sure everyone can access the full scope of reproductive care taught her to understand deeply the role of progressive Black women’s leadership. Electoral organizing and campaign strategy forced her to know we must be bold and unapologetic to balance the playing field. This is the story of passionate folks rooted in struggle, centered in community, working to change the face of politics.
People are not pawns for political bargaining. Across this country, we need nuanced approaches to policy that do the most good for the most people. In a predominantly Black district at the heart of Broward County, we have an opportunity to showcase dynamic leadership on multiple fronts.
This campaign for Florida House District 95 is a chance to prioritize people over profit and over politics. A chance to keep community at the center of every legislative decision. A chance to galvanize Black political power. This is our chance to bring another progressive voice to Florida’s Capitol.