Hello! My name is Lillie Heyman (she/her) and I am the new Legislative Assistant at WRJ. I am originally from Florham Park, New Jersey, where I was a member of Congregation Beth Hatikvah. I graduated from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in 2020 with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Sociology: Law, Justice, and Social Change. On-campus, I facilitated a project-based leadership development program at the Barger Leadership Institute, served as an elected Representative in Central Student Government, assisted in sexual assault prevention research, and sang in a Jewish a cappella group. I have interned in the House of Commons of Canada for MP Cheryl Hardcastle and in the US Senate for Senator Cory Booker. Since graduating, I have worked as a campaign field organizer in Michigan and Georgia for the general and runoff elections.
I am very excited to dive into Jewish social justice advocacy work with WRJ, as I am a firm believer in the power of the women of the Reform Movement in making the world a better, more compassionate, and equitable place. I look forward to what we can achieve together by uniting and raising our voices around issues including paid leave, reproductive rights, and equal pay, among many others.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com. Looking forward to working with you all!