Antonia Okafor has been fighting for liberty as soon as she realized what liberty truly was. A former Democrat, Antonia had her “come to Jesus” moment just two years ago when a friend introduced her to the Liberty movement. In 2015, Antonia made a permanent mark in the second amendment community, when she became the Southwest Regional Director for Students for Concealed Carry, where she advocated for the passing and successful implementation of the concealed carry on campus in Texas law known as, “campus carry”.
In the past year alone, she has continued to work in the Liberty movement in other issues important to her. The need for criminal justice reform is probably the one issue she cares about most. Last year she shared her gut-wrenching personal story about the repercussions of mandatory minimums and the war on drugs with Rare, a libertarian/conservative news outlet. During Rand Paul’s presidential run, she took on the role as the first Texas Coordinator for Students for Rand, where she rallied up the grassroots on college campuses across Texas to get out the vote for Rand Paul. The National Rifle Association (NRA) took notice of her activism and had her star in one of their “Freedom’s Safest Place” commercials, a national campaign that highlights the diversity of NRA members. A current graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas, Antonia shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to being a leader of our LOLA chapter in Dallas, she also will be embarking on a new adventure where she can continue to highlight and advocate for principles that are important to the liberty movement and its future success as an opinion contributor for IJ Review.