Melita Easters is the founding chair of Georgia WIN List and has served as Executive director since 2015. WIN List is a 22-year-old Political Action Committee dedicated to Changing the Face of Power in Georgia by electing Democratic women to statewide office and the Georgia General Assembly who are committed to reproductive freedom and economic, educational and legal equality for all women.
Georgia WIN List has become the leading PAC for electing Democratic women in Georgia and has supported the election of more than 75 women, 46 of whom currently serve. Georgia currently ranks 19th in the nation for the percentage of women in its General Assembly and leads the nation for the percentage of Black women legislators. More information at: www.georgiawinlist.org
Ms. Easters is a creative strategic thinker, political strategist and author/playwright with deep connections to Atlanta’s civic, business and political community. She combines fundraising, leadership, communications, event planning and organizational skills with her background as a former journalist and television producer. She has worked to raise millions for progressive causes and candidates and was the pioneering visionary behind Atlanta’s two largest and most financially successful events for women – the Women’s Foundation Numbers Luncheon and the WYCA’s Salute to Women.
Ms. Easters is a UGA graduate and during her professional career served as State News Editor of The Tifton Gazette and a political reporter for The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, winning several awards for her work. For seven years, she was a producer of The Lawmakers on Georgia Public Television and later served as press secretary for Roy Barnes during his first bid for governor.
She served in leadership roles on numerous non-profit boards, including the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, the Atlanta International School, The Georgia Shakespeare Festival and as board chair for UGA’s independent student newspaper The Red & Black. She received the National Council of Jewish Women’s 2021 Hannah G. Solomon Award for public service and was inducted into UGA’s Grady Fellowship in 2018.
She has two daughters and nine practically perfect grandchildren.