About Us

JESSICA PINCKNEY

Executive Director

Access Reproductive Justice -

Oakland,

CA

Jessica Pinckney is the executive director of ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE, a community-based organization funding abortion and advocating for Reproductive Justice for all. ACCESS removes barriers and builds the power of Californians to achieve Reproductive Justice. Jessica oversees the organization’s work to combine direct services, community education, and policy advocacy to promote real reproductive options and access to a high quality of life for people in California. No other organization in the state provides the same range of support for people considering or seeking an abortion.

She returns to her home state of California after living for nearly a decade in Washington, DC, where she previously served as vice president of government affairs at In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, a national/state partnership with eight Black women’s reproductive Justice organizations, lifting up the voices of Black women leaders on national, regional, and state policies that impact the lives of Black women and girls through strategies such as leadership development, advocacy and policy change, and movement building.

Jessica previously served as government relations manager for YWCA USA, one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the country. In this role, she was the primary contact to federal legislators and their staff working to impact policy and legislation related to racial justice and civil rights, women’s empowerment and economic advancement, and women’s health and safety. Jessica has also served as the legislative analyst at the University of California (UC) Office of Federal Governmental Relations, representing one of the most recognized and renowned public institutions of higher education in the country.

Jessica holds a M.A. in Government with a concentration in Political Communications from John’s Hopkins University and a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Service from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an avid reader and a loving dog mom to her 8-year old American Bulldog, Pitbull Mix, Apollo. She previously served as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington and the Chapter Co-Director for New Leaders Council DC, and remains a relentless advocate and activist in her spare time.