Julie Collins has a passion for getting millennials and disenfranchised communities involved in the political process. A national speaker, she is currently the National Organizer for Red Wine and Blue a group working to get suburban women involved in the political process.
As a former Advocacy Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Ohio Chapter, an organization that formed after the Sandy Hook massacre to promote sensible gun laws in America, Collins lobbied legislators in Washington DC and in Columbus. As the former National Diversity Coordinator for the group, her focus was getting communities of color involved in gun violence prevention.
Collins is a former city councilwoman from the city of Pataskala, Ohio, where she represented the third ward of the city. She is a former president of the Licking County branch of NAACP and a former member of the Mental Health and Recovery Board for Licking and Knox counties.
Collins is a graduate of Columbus State Community College and Otterbein University. She attends Central Michigan University online and will receive her Master’s Degree in May 2023. The mother of three millennials, Matthew, Brittany and Sarah, she and her husband Leo reside in the Central Ohio area.