Who is Jehmu Greene?
Jehmu Greene is an American social justice advocate, television commentator, and media strategist. Born in Washington D.C and grew up in Austin, Texas, Greene is a first-generation American being born to Liberian immigrants.
She was a candidate for the position of chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) when the elections were held in Atlanta on 25th February 2017. However, she withdrew while endorsing Perez on February 25, 2017. Greene grew up as the daughter of undocumented immigrants which greatly impacted her political values as well as raised her confidence which has been her greatest arsenal. She worked hard in creating an impressive resume by obtaining various positions that would catapult her career in politics.
Jehmu believed in doing the actual work of serving the people rather than sitting in class and having theoretical discussions on social and political change. This mentality was the driving force behind her dropping out of college to chase her dreams in Washington, D.C. Her goal was to acquaint more young people with the voting process thus seeking a job as youth vote director for the Clinton campaign in 1996.
Greene was president of the Women’s Media Center from 2009 to 2010, which is a non-profit media advocacy organization founded in 2005. She was later appointed to serve on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO by Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton in 2010.
Greene then partnered with the founders of WakaWaka in an effort to publicize the Award-winning Wakawaka Light and raise awareness about energy poverty. She later became president of WakaWaka North America in 2014 and eventually Interim CEO in 2015. She is as well a co-founder and board member of an economic and public policy organization for young adults known as the 2030 Centre.
How Old is Jehmu Greene?
Greene is 51 years old as of 2023. She was born on June 22, 1972, in Washington D.C. Jehmu celebrates her birthday on June 22 every year among other famous people such as Meryl Streep, Cyndi Lauper, Lindsay Lohan, Bruce Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Lindsay Wagner, Donald Faison, Betty White, and Todd Rundgren.
Jehmu Greene’s Family
Who are Jehmu Greene’s parents?
Greene’s parents were of Liberian descent and then moved to Austin on student visas to pursue degrees in political science but after political unrest ensued in Liberia, they remained in the U.S. after their visas expired.
Does Jehmu Greene have siblings?
Jehmu has no siblings. Actually, her only known family members who escaped to America to join her parent were his grandfather who served as a postmaster general, and her dad’s cousin who was the vice president.
Jehmu Greene Education
Greene went to study at the University of Texas but dropped out to begin working in Washington, D.C.
Jehmu Greene Husband – Boyfriend
Greene, crowned in the 35 Most Beautiful and Remarkable Women in the World by Essence Magazine, has maintained her personal affairs and interests private. It seems her emphasis has been on her professional life leaving her love life discrete. Most of her private time seems to be dedicated to her parents. In case of any new occurrences, we shall update it here.
Jehmu Greene Children – Kids
According to our databases, Greene has no children.
Jehmu Greene Net Worth
Jehmu’s net worth is approximately $1 and $5 million. This wealth is estimated to have mostly accumulated throughout her professional career including her salary as a commentator for Fox News and political positions.
Jehmu Greene Height – Measurements
Greene’s height and body measurements are currently unavailable due to her secretive nature hence they have not been disclosed.
Jehmu Greene Career
Greene served as the Southern Political Director and Director of Women’s Outreach at the Democratic National Committee(DNC) from 1998 to 2000. She also served as Programme Director for National Student Voter Education Day as well as the Center for Policy Alternatives Youth Voices Project. In addition, she was a Volunteer Coordinator for the University of Texas Neighbourhood Longhorns Programme in Austin and Executive Director of the Texas Young Democrats.
Furthermore, Greene has been involved in several campaigns, including Lloyd Doggett for Congress, Harvey Gantt for U.S. Senate, Clinton/Gore ’96, Ann Richards for Governor, and Jim Mattox for U.S. Senate. She has also traveled to South Africa and Botswana to encourage young voters to participate in the upcoming elections on behalf of the United States Information Agency in 1999.
During the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, Greene served on the credentials committee. She was later appointed DNC chairperson by Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Commission on Presidential Timing and Scheduling in 2004. During her entire career, she has worked with the media to create high-profile social justice campaigns. Greene has been involved as a commentator for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and other media platforms.
Also, from 2000-20005 she served as president of Rock the Vote where membership escalated from 1500 to 1 million. New voters counting to 1.4 million were registered as well as over 200 celebrities volunteering their support. In addition, youth voter turnout rose by 11% which was recorded as the highest ever between two presidential elections.