For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Working America Education Fund, an organization that engages working-class people around economic issues and civic engagement, today announced two new members of its Board of Directors: Latino Victory Project President Cristóbal J. Alex and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who is the president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Counselor to the Center for American Progress.
Alex has been involved in legislative campaigns to give undocumented student workers access to higher education, fund farmworker housing, build voter engagement and more. Strickland has served as a senior advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, represented Ohio for six terms in Congress and became Ohio’s 68th governor in 2006.
“We are thrilled to have two people join our board who have brought such passion and intelligence to struggles for workers,” said Working America Education Fund President Ellen Bravo. “They will be integral to advancing our mission to build long-term power for workers who lack a union on the job.”
Other Working America Education Fund members include Patricia Bauman, president, The Bauman Foundation; Heather Booth, consultant; Cathy Duvall, director of public advocacy and partnerships, Sierra Club; David Medina, partner, America Achieves; WAEF Secretary-Treasurer Rodell Mollineau, Consultant; Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Frances Schreiberg, Of Counsel, Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood, and Harley; Rinku Sen, president and executive director, Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation; and Drew Westen, principal, Westen Strategies and professor of psychology, Emory University.
The Working America Education Fund, in partnership with its sister organization, Working America, organizes and amplifies the knowledge, voice, and power of working people who do not have union representation on the job. With 3.3 million members nationwide, we reach Main Street America with a progressive perspective on economic issues, changing the way working-class people think about issues and civic engagement. The Working America Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) educational organization.
Source: Working America Press Release