Wala Blegay, a community activist, is committed to worker’s rights, women issues, and civil rights. Blegay is currently counsel for the District of Columbia Nurses Association and a talk show host for the Chat with a Lawyer TV show, which provides free legal advice to the Prince George’s County community. Blegay is secretary of the Maryland board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a member of the executive board of Prince George’s County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and an advocate against human trafficking.
Blegay is a board member of the Training Source, an organization that provides workplace training for the underemployed and unemployed. She previously served on the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission and was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force for the Study of Economic Development and Apprenticeship Programs. She has written several articles on civil rights, health care, and education issues.
Blegay ran numerous campaigns in Maryland and worked for the Maryland General Assembly and Congressman Steny Hoyer. She was the vice president for the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and secretary for Young Democrats of Maryland. She was also an At-Large Delegate for the 2012 Democratic Convention and recently ran for the Democratic Central Committee. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor of arts degree in government and politics. Blegay earned a juris doctor from American University, Washington College of Law.