Zoe Terner, a student at the University of Florida, is the immediate past social action vice president of NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement. In February 2018, she joined students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to facilitate a lobby day in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital. More recently, she has served as the gun violence prevention campaign chair and a legislative intern, both at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., and the program manager for Not My Generation: A Summit for Young Adults Against Gun Violence. Zoe currently works as a legal intern with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, dedicated to bringing criminal justice reform to her home state.
Kathryn and I began our social justice journeys with the URJ. We grew up in NFTY and attended URJ summer camps, we served on the NFTY North American Board, and we currently sit on the Commission on Social Action.
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