Hyper-Local Engagement Clubs
Civic Engagement includes voter registration and get out the vote.
Public Policy includes issue education and advocacy training.
We help Texas women get involved through civic engagement to impact public policy.
Meet The Team
Born and raised in Texas, Christina Sanders, Founder of PoliChic Engagement Fund, has nearly two-decades of voter education, voter registration and policy advocacy experience. Christina has led and assisted countless local, state and national voter registration and policy advocacy efforts. She served as State Director of the Texas League of Young Voters and as a defendant intervenor on behalf of the Texas League of Young Voters for the Texas v. Holder Federal Court case opposing judicial preclearance of Texas Voter ID Bill (SB 5). Christina is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Texas Southern University where, since 2009, and is a member of the Texas Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights. Former candidate for Houston City Council, she authored Get Your Weight Up: Things We Can All Do To Make America Better. In 2014, Marie Claire National Magazine dubbed her as one of the women “changing the face of Texas politics.” Christina is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration (Public Policy) from the Barbara Jordan - Mickey LeLand School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.
Digital and Communications Coordinator
Ameena Rasheed is the digital and communications coordinator for the Polichic Engagement Fund. A Houston native, Ameena has been working as a media professional since 2013. She's had work published in and worked with several organizations, such as the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, University of Houston, Des Moines Register, USA Today, and others. In 2017, she was recognized by Ebony magazine as one of the 10 Black women to know in public relations, technology and digital media. In her spare time, she enjoys doing volunteer work with the local chapter of Black Girls Code and as a member of the Junior League of Houston. Ameena is a graduate student pursuing a master's degree in data analytics from the University of Houston-Downtown. She also holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Texas Southern University.
Dallas/Fort Worth Club Coordinator
Recognized as an award-winning expert and accomplished entrepreneur in the public relations field, Denita Lacking-Quinn, founder of Achieve PR, has built one of the fastest-growing boutique firms in North Texas. Her enterprising background lends to her deep-rooted understanding of consumer influence, trend-setting, and spotting and buying behaviors. Ms. Lacking-Quinn coordinates business diversity for the City of Dallas Office of Business Diversity. She is a County Precinct Chair, in Oak Cliff and a State of Texas Delegate supporting the Congressional Black Caucus and Women's Legislative Caucus. DeNita is a recent recipient of the Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 Award, NAACP (Grand Prairie) Women’s Entrepreneurship Award, and acknowledged as a Who’s Who in Black Dallas for her outstanding commitment to bettering the PR field and her community. Ms. Lacking-Quinn is an avid student, successfully completing courses from Harvard, M.I.T, and Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth. She currently has 10 Google and Bing certifications with over five Federal Government Contract Regulation certifications from the National Contract Management Association and Institute for Supply Management. Denita is a proud mother of three amazing children: Chloe, Andrew, and Elias.
Austin/San Antonio Club Coordinator
Liliana Lozada-Beverido was born in Texcoco, México and soon after, relocated to San Luis Potosi. Her father was a career officer in the Federal Highway Patrol (Policia Federal de Caminos) and her mother was a housewife. She received her degree in Communications and Media Studies from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí Inicio in 1997. Liliana is passionate about women’s empowerment and takes pride in seeing them achieve their professional and personal goals. She is the Co-Founder of AMHIGA Hispana, a 501(c)(3) Organization that empowers Hispanic women through education, networking, and community activism. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and single motherhood, Liliana has learned resilience and that, “Your past does not have to define or limit who you can be.” That you can find balance, happiness, and have the power within you to live the life you deserve. She has 15 years of experience in Public Relations, Civic Engagement, Communications and Media.