Latricia Boone serves as the Director of Congressional Advocacy for the National Urban League. As Director of Congressional Advocacy, Mrs. Boone is a liaison between the Urban League’s affiliate movement and the Washington bureau. She plays a key role in helping to expand advocacy efforts, including engaging a range of stakeholders to elevate their voice and influence to advance the National Urban League’s policy and legislative goals.
Mrs. Boone brings more than a decade of experience in grassroots advocacy and mobilization, communications, community engagement, issues management, and strategic planning. Prior to joining the National Urban League, she developed and led the University of Maryland’s alumni ambassador and legislative advocacy programs as Director of Alumni Advocacy. She also served previously as Director of External Relations and Advocacy Communications for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and as Senior Communications and Engagement Strategist for a grassroots advocacy and campaign management firm, DDC Public Affairs. Throughout her career she has worked in various communications and public affairs roles and on grassroots campaigns spanning multiple industries and issues including health care, higher-education, energy, retail, nonprofit and human services.
A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Mrs. Boone earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.