Marjorie Fields Harris, J.D., is the Press Secretary for Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Since assuming this role in March 2015, she has managed the messaging for the Mayor’s economic development and public safety community initiatives and led the development of the overall communications strategy and media relations for the various departments in City Hall. As the City’s spokesperson, Marjorie brings a wealth of public relations experience and political expertise to her role. From her introductory experiences as a staffer at the Democratic National Committee to her work in the office of an esteemed D.C. Council-member and her role on political campaigns at the federal, state and municipal levels, she has affirmed her passion for people, communications and politics. She also spent seven years at the helm of the civil rights organization the National Action Network and then served as the Deputy Director of Outreach for ONE, the global nonprofit founded by entertainer/philanthropist Bono. Marjorie’s articles, essays, and editorials have appeared in national publications and online magazines and she has co-hosted and appeared on several radio and television programs. Marjorie received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, studying in Paris as a part of the Tulane Law School Summer Abroad study program and her undergraduate degree in journalism from Howard University, where she had internships at Gannett News Service and Jet Magazine. An animal rights activist and rescuer, she is doggy-mom to two pups. She sits on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and is an active and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Junior League.
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