India Walton

Registered Nurse, Organizer, Strategic Director of Roots Action Civic Education


India Walton is a native Buffalonian and former Democratic nominee for Mayor of Buffalo. After a decades-long career as a Registered Nurse working at Children’s Hospital and Buffalo Public Schools, India decided to devote her life to systemic change in the pursuit of justice and equity for all humans. India worked as a community organizer advocating for everything from police accountability to fair housing and food justice. In 2017 India co-founded and eventually served as Executive Director of The Fruit Belt Community Land Trust, Buffalo’s first democratically run affordable housing organization. Currently, India serves as the Strategic Director of Roots Action Civic Education which she co-created with the Roots Action Education Fund to advance equity and civic engagement in Buffalo, NY