As part of their 31 Days of Feminism series spotlighting women of color who are leading the way toward a more equal world, NBC and the Ms Foundation recognized affiliate Puget Sound Sage’s Executive Director, Rebecca Saldaña, as a “fierce feminist.” She was selected for her work building affordable housing, a clean and healthy environment and strong communities for families in Seattle. Ms Foundation also chose Saldaña to join their Public Voices Fellowship cohort this year and Sage is part of the foundation’s Advancing Race, Gender & Worker Justice Agenda for Universal Childcare national cohort.
In addition to her powerful work as Executive Director of Puget Sound Sage and a Partnership for Working Families board member, Saldaña brings 16 years of experience in public speaking and coalition organizing across faith, labor and community sectors for worker and immigrant advocacy, food justice, women’s rights, racial equity, civic engagement, affordable housing, transit equity and equitable development. Before joining Sage, Rebecca served as the Community Liaison for Congressman Jim McDermott. She also was an organizer with SEIU Local 6, the United Farm Workers, and Oregon's farmworker union, PCUN. She also currently serves on the King County Accountable Communities of Health Interim Leadership Council, the boards of the Fair Work Center and Alliance for Clean Energy & Jobs.
You can read more about Saldaña’s recognition and take on feminism here.