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press release


Hello, SAG-AFTRA Family! I'm Namakula, (nah-mah-koo-lah) and I'm

excited to announce my run for NY Local President & 3 delegate seats.

I'm determined to restore fairness, diplomacy, transparency and most importantly, HUMANITY — back into OUR withering union. For too long,

the integrity and strength of SAG-AFTRA has been compromised from the inside. After expressing my concerns to the current NY president, I was repeatedly dismissed. This compelled me to get more involved and

commit to being an agent for positive change!  


As NY President, I will take action to root out the apathetic and corrupt players who’ve been enriching themselves at the expense of it’s members,

in some instances, garnering exorbitant salaries (see Section 12). I’ll work

to take the politics out of our union and unite us as artists for change, not conflict. I’ll push for insightful contract negotiations, fair compensation

for ALL members and re-evaluation of the criteria for health insurance eligibility, particularly the restoration of residual accreditation for seniors. And most importantly, I’ll work to cement doctrine that will protect and uphold freedom of choice and bodily autonomy, so that the discrimina-

tory practices imposed by union leadership via the RTWA these last couple

of years, never happens again. Note: Despite the RTWA's repeal in May 2023, many  productions established before then continue to push

mandates blocking members from working.


Being a feisty, 1st generation American and daughter of African / Caribbean parents, I’m no stranger to challenges and embrace exploring the unconventional route. Outside of being an actor / producer and active union member since 1999, I have the unique position of having been a commercial editor for 15 years. I’ve supported and spearheaded ad campaigns with A-list creatives, production houses and Fortune 500 companies, within the US and Europe. 



insight on the inner workings of casting, producing, negotiations and the overall process behind the scenes of production and post. This has poised me to be a formidable candidate for NY President.  I’m ready, able and welcome the challenge! 

I also endorse Terrence Glenn Thomas for NY Local Vice President.

Please join me in the fight to bring HUMANITY and UNITY back into OUR UNION! 👊🏽

As a result, I've gained invaluable 




    FOLLOW ALL the  INDEPENDENTS  at                                             

Contact me: 

All support is appreciated


In this snippet from my interview with HERE FOR THE TRUTH PODCAST, "ACTING OUT OF INTEGRITY", I discuss SAG-AFTRA's deplorable treatment of seniors: one of the factors that inspired my run for NY Local President.

In this interview on THE JIMMY DORE SHOW, I discuss my journey as a sovereign human and NYC actress who was locked out of acting work for my aversion to SAG-AFTRA's medical mandates-- fueling my 2023 election run.


DP / Writer / Director, Valentina Caniglia.

Veteran Stuntman & SAG-AFTRA Secretary Treasurer candidate, Peter Antico.

Master Acting Teaacher & Coach, John Dapolito.

Actress / Writer / Producer, Antu Yacob.

Actor & SAG-AFTRA Miami Local candidate, Carlos Guerrero.

Director / Illustrator / Writer, Rohitash Rao.

Co-Host of the "Here For The Truth" podcast, Yerasimos.

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