Eric (he/him) is a lawyer, advocate, and organizer. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff at ProGeorgia, Georgia’s progressive civic engagement table focused on ensuring that every Georgian is able to fully participate in our democracy. Prior to his work at ProGeorgia, Eric served as Deputy Director at Georgia Equality, where he led the organization’s programmatic and advocacy work to protect and advance LGBTQ rights and the rights of communities of people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV acquisition. He is a recent Soros Justice Fellowship, where his work focused on building a network of Black lawyers to support Black communities impacted by HIV criminalization. Eric is chair of the board of the Equality Federation, vice-chair of the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition's board, and a member of the Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the National Bar Association. Mr. Paulk graduated from Morehouse College and received his law degree from Pace University Law School.

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