LEA GRUNDY (NORTHERN CA)
Lea has over 20 years of experience in labor, political and community organizing primarily with low-wage workers, women and communities of color. She directs most of GroundWorks Campaigns’ programs in Northern California and the Central Valley. Over the years, her work has included leading coordinated field programs for statewide legislative and electoral campaigns as well as independent expenditure campaigns for a number of state-level candidates.
Lea got her start organizing janitors, hospital and nursing home workers on the East Coast in the early 1990’s. A few years later, she migrated to California, where she organized and led contract campaigns with homecare workers. She was part of the team that developed the Jessie B. Malcolm Homecare Workers Center representing 8000 Alameda County homecare workers in four languages.
Lea has extensive experience as a popular educator, especially working with labor unions. With the UC Berkeley Labor Center, she developed many different kinds of training and education programs, including an organizer training curriculum and manual for workers in export processing zones around the world. Lea led Get Out the Vote efforts in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio in both the 2004 and 2008 presidential election campaigns. She has a Masters degree in Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley and lives in the Bay Area with her partner and two sons.
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