Renae Reese

Executive Director
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Hartford, Connecticut

Renae Reese joined CCNE in 2004 to continue the work of bringing community, faith and labor leaders together to advance the collective power of  working people.  With CCNE she organized for good jobs at Adrean’s Landing, for a better living wage for Hartford and New Haven, and for progressive immigration ordinances.  She led the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care through a successful effort with the campaign for healthcare4every1.  She has advanced CCNE’s Community Voter Project. Before joining CCNE, Renae was an officer of AFT Local 3837 at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where she led a successful campaign to organize postdoctoral fellows.  She worked as a research associate in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Before that she directed ConnectiCOSH, a labor/ community coalition advancing workers’ health and safety.  Renae is on the steering committee of Better Choices for Connecticut. She lives in Hartford with her husband David, where they occasionally are visited by their two far-flung daughters.

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