Vice Chairwoman: London Lamar holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science with double minors in Sociology and Intercultural Studies from Saint Mary’s College and currently enrolled at the University of Memphis in the Masters of Public Administration program, concentrating in public policy and management. Previously, London held the Young Democrats Presidency position at Saint Mary’s College, served two terms as President and one term as Vice-President of Saint Mary’s Sisters of Nefertiti, an organization centered on African American culture and heritage, four yearly terms as executive committee member on Student Diversity Board, Multicultural Affairs Ambassador, and completed the 2012 Washington Semester Program in American Politics at American University.
London was born, raised, and currently lives in one of our nation’s largest African American cities, Memphis, TN. Following her collegiate years, she decided to dedicate her political career to not only grow the Democratic Party, but insure that African Americans have the opportunity to live the “American Dream” through advocating for progressive and equitable polices while jointly running campaigns for candidates whom embody the same beliefs; ranging from local to federal offices.
Previously, she ran for the office of Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee District 33 in August 2014. Just recently finished her term as Young Democrats Shelby County President where she grew the organization to be the largest county chapter in the state. London has served as Vice-President of the University of Memphis College Democrats, Co-Chair of Civic Engagement for the Memphis Urban League, Memphis Flyer’s Top 20 under 30 Class of 2015, New Leaders Council Nashville 2015 Fellow, and the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) Class of 2015 Vice President and Leadership Fellow.
She also has the privilege of hosting Memphis Organizer for Stand for Children where she educates and engages parents and community members in failing and priority school districts to show up, speak up, reach out, and vote on education policies that benefit public schools. In this roll she has the opportunity to work in the inner city, every day, empowering African Americans to take a stand and be a voice for their children’s education. As a product of the public school system in Memphis, not only is her work rewarding, but it has equipped her with additional leverage to speak out on issues in the black community.
Her intentions are to act as a voice and a bold face for young African Americans who have lost faith in the political system. Currently serving as Tennessee Young Democrats President, London is the second African American female to hold this position following the first whom is the immediate past president. In a southern Republican state where African Americans have little power, she has successfully obtained a position where she can advocate for blacks and women and use this leverage to advocate issues and platforms in the Democratic Party. London’s intentions are to replicate the same advocacy and dedication in the caucus; to be a bold, unapologetic voice for black issues in the Democratic Party.