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Ociele Hawkins

Community Organizer, Durham For All

Ociele recruits, trains, and manages member leaders and volunteers for D4A’s campaign organizing and voter engagement work. This includes running phone banks, text banks, canvassing, and Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) events, as well as developing members to build the political power of people of color and poor & working-class people. She is committed to D4A’s plan of bringing all of us together to fight for what we deserve—to live dignified lives.

Ociele is a Black non-binary butch queen from South Philadelphia. She has organized high school students around education justice, led intensive electoral canvassing operations, and fought against gentrification for affordable housing in her childhood neighborhood. She loves the art of interviewing, basketball, and movies that make her cry.

State Expertise: N.C.
Speaks: English

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  • Civic Engagement
  • Voter Behavior

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