PWF Welcomes New Affiliate Executive Directors in Denver, Colorado, and Oakland, California

October 17, 2014 -- Partnership for Working Families

The Board of Directors of FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities recently announced that Felicia Griffin will be taking the helm as the organization’s new Executive Director. Felicia has been with FRESC for almost two years and most recently has been serving as Interim Executive Director. Felicia has led and served in the social justice movement for the last fifteen years in Colorado and in New Mexico. She is passionate and dedicated to FRESC's mission and will bring new energy, ideas, and skills to this position. Her long history of organizational management, policy advocacy, and movement building will allow FRESC to build power and ensure that the economy and political system work for all Coloradans, especially low-income residents, communities of color, and immigrants.

The EBASE Board of Directors formally appointed Interim Executive Director Kate O’Hara to continue in the role of Executive Director. As she wrote in her announcement, “I invite you to recommit to our work together. EBASE is more than just our staff and our board. EBASE is all of us. We are the workers fighting on the frontlines; the residents from communities of color who believe in a brighter future; and the people of faith bringing a prophetic voice for change. But most of all we are dreamers and doers like you who believe that by standing together we can beat insurmountable odds to create real change and build a strong movement for justice.” Kate has been with EBASE over seven years and previously directed the Revive Oakland campaign, which won a landmark good jobs agreement for the Oakland Army Base redevelopment in 2012, followed up by a construction careers agreement for AC Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit Project in 2013.