Amber Thomas is a young Mississippian with a family history of civil rights activism dating back to Jim Crow. Now she’s carrying her family legacy into the fight for well-funded public schools and beyond. Thomas led the charge to try and pass a Mississippi ballot measure to support better school funding in the state and she continues to work on education campaigns across the country.
Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.