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Sheena Meade

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Sheena Meade

CEO, Clean Slate Initiative
Sheena Meade

Sheena Meade, CEO of the Clean Slate Initiative (CSI), works to empower the disenfranchised through automating and expanding access to record relief. Prior to becoming CEO of CSI, Sheena helped found Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) as its first Organizing Director — and simultaneously took on the role of Senior Advisor to Florida’s Second Chances Amendment 4 Campaign to return voting rights to people experiencing felony disenfranchisement. The campaign was a success, with Florida voters enthusiastically passing Amendment 4 in 2018, restoring voting rights to 1.4 million people. Sheena serves on the board of the Public Welfare Foundation, the Policing Project at NYU School of Law, Live Free USA, and the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Engagement. Sheena exemplifies bipartisanship by bringing together political notables to address critical issues related to justice, and her grassroots organizing savvy has led to successful voter registration drives around the country, including working with the likes of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, John Legend, and Roc Nation. Sheena’s own journey epitomizes resilience: from teenage mom and survivor of domestic violence to acclaimed executive, proud mother of five children, and half of one of America’s most dynamic power couples with her husband, Desmond Meade.