Staff

Tara Gibson is a champion for women and working families. She has been organizing in Virginia since Obama’s 2008 campaign. As Director of the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Tara is working to build momentum for policies that help Virginians make ends meet and be there for their families when they need to be. Prior to joining the campaign, Tara served as the Political and Organizing Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia for six years where she fought to preserve and broaden access to reproductive rights and health care.

Monica Hutchinson is a wife and proud mother of three amazing teenage boys. She is currently a Community Organizer with the Campaign for Family Friendly Economy VA. She spent the last two years with New Virginia Majority as a member of the Political Organizing team, part of which she was the lead Political Organizer for the Richmond area. She is a graduate of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project Cohort 5, Alumna of the Black Campaign School, and serves multiple organizations with volunteer and civic engagement including the Henrico NAACP which she serves as Communications Chair, Henrico County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee where she serves as Vice-Chair of Planning, and Henrico County Democratic Committee magisterial district chair of the Fairfield district. Monica enjoys engaging her communities on the issues that most impact them. She has consistently volunteered for Democratic campaigns since 2000, Federal, State, and Local campaigns. A transplant from Queens, New York, she is passionate about her communities in Virginia and inspires many with her vision of a Commonwealth where everyone works together towards social and political justice. She is driven to fight for issues including civil rights, equity and equality, voting rights, criminal justice reform, education, women reproductive rights, LGBTQ+, immigration, healthcare, living wage, and more.