Marisol Ramirez has been a staff organizer with OCCORD since 2013, but she’s been a leader in her community for much longer. She first began organizing with OCCORD as a volunteer while in high school, connecting her personal experiences with the broader struggle for fair representation at City Hall. Marisol served as a board member of OCCORD before transitioning into full time organizing.
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Mirvette Judeh began volunteering with OCCORD in 2014, playing a major role in our advocacy and outreach for district elections.
Maria McCabe is a leader within affiliate POWER and the Director of Social Justice and Campus Ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia, PA. With a mother from Puerto Rico and a Finnish-American father, Maria recounts struggling with a sense of belonging in juggling mixed cultures at home. But one thing that remained consistent in Maria’s household was the family’s dedication to social justice and it’s need to be addressed and spoken for.
America’s much needed infrastructure investment offers a way to tackle inequality and rebuild the middle class
The Partnership, together with the National Employment Law Project, co-convened a movement gathering of unions, worker centers, and national networks to share analysis and strategy on how to support workers organizing in the on-demand economy. The strategy session came at a key moment.
Farmworkers in two of America’s most productive agricultural counties are taking a step toward greater rights and protections on the job, thanks to Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) and its campaign for a Farmworkers’ Bill of Rights.