Phillip Ensler

Updated: February 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM CST

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Who is Phillip Ensler?
Phillip Ensler

As a teenager, I developed a deep passion for civil rights history that instilled in me a lifetime commitment to serving others.

As a college student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., I had the privilege of serving in the Obama Administration where I learned that government at its best is about leading with compassion and respect for all people.

I was drawn back to Alabama though to be part of a community.

I taught social studies at Lee High School in Montgomery through Teach for America, where I had the opportunity to teach and mentor many of our youth.

In 2012, I started a program called Marching On in which some of my students and I would fly to Washington, D.C. – often the students' first time on an airplane – to meet with leaders, tour colleges and learn about career opportunities. I have continued leading the program each year since and expanded it to include students from all five of Montgomery’s traditional public high schools.

I felt that I could be an even more effective advocate for social change by going to law school to fight to make the law and policies fairer so everyone in Alabama can achieve their full potential.

After graduating from Cardozo School of Law and passing the Alabama Bar, I served as Policy Counsel for Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, where I provided direction and leadership to advance the organization’s civil rights policy goals through legislative advocacy, litigation strategy, public education and research.

Recently, it was the honor of a lifetime to serve as Claudette Colvin’s attorney in her successful attempt to expunge her court record from being the first person arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus in 1955.

Additionally, I served in the Office of Mayor Steven L. Reed as his Senior Policy Advisor, researching, writing and helping implement evidence-based practices in education, criminal justice, small business support, economic and community development, and public health. During that time, it was with great pride that I was instrumental in Montgomery’s swift and practical response to COVID-19.

Currently, I serve as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama, where I develop, implement and oversee finances, programming, and fundraising. I also lead efforts to combat antisemitism and build multi-faith coalitions to combat racism and foster acceptance of all people.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 74
Party: Democrat
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Education Information

Known educational history for Phillip Ensler from Montgomery, AL.

  • Attended, George Washington University
  • Graduated, Cardozo School of Law

Political Information

Known political history for Phillip Ensler from Montgomery, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 74, 2022

Professions Information

Known professional history for Phillip Ensler from Montgomery, AL.

  • Policy Counsel, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor Steven L. Reed
  • Teacher, Teach for America

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Phillip Ensler from Montgomery, AL.

  • Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Central Alabama
  • Founder, Marching On

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