Jenice develops, implements and advises on communications strategies to support ITEP’s mission to secure sustainable, progressive tax policies at the local, state and federal levels. She draws on years of experience working on anti-poverty and social justice issues to inform her occasional blogs and commentary about how tax policy affects income inequality.
She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications and media relations, including serving as the national media director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where she wrote executive speeches and op-eds; regularly booked the union president on national broadcast media; directed the union’s media outreach during the 2012 election cycle, and helped bring media attention to organizing campaigns on behalf of the union’s members. Her previous experience also includes building and implementing a strategic communications program from the ground up at CLASP (an anti-poverty policy group). She also led media relations at the National Women’s Law Center, where she closely worked with senior legal scholars and researchers and used her media outreach, communications and writing skills to elevate the center’s legal, campaign and policy work.
Jenice joined ITEP in 2014. She is an alumnus of Alabama State University and has a master of science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, College of Media.
She is a proud but disenfranchised Washingtonian who pays her federal income taxes. The irony of working on issues of tax fairness while being taxed without representation is not lost on her.jenice at itep.org
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Now that multiple data points reveal the current administration, which promised to look out for the common man, is, in fact, presiding over an upward redistribution of wealth, the public is being treated to pasta policymaking in which advisors are conducting informal public opinion polling by throwing tax-cut ideas against the wall to see if any stick. But the intent behind these ideas is as transparent as a glass noodle.
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may as well have been called the Promise for Austerity Later Act.