Helen Butler is executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, a non-partisan organization founded by the late Dr. Joseph E. Lowery that advocates for voting rights and justice issues. She joined the Peoples’ Agenda in 2003 and was able to increase the membership to over 60 statewide and local organizations. Butler also serves as the Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable of Georgia as an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
A longtime civic activist, Helen served on the Morgan County Board of Elections (2010-2021) and was a former member of the State of Georgia Help America Vote Act Advisory Committee (HAVA). Most recently, she provided testimony at the United States House Judiciary Subcommittee’s Hearing on Voting Rights in June 2021, the United States Senate Rules Hearing on Voting Rights in July 2021 and was invited to provide testimony to Vice President Kamala Harris about voter suppression in Georgia.
Trained as an accountant, Helen has previously worked for General Motors Corporation and Athens-Clarke County Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)where she implemented a functional budgeting system.