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Region: California

Pilipino Workers Center

Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California is working to elevate the issues facing low income residents of L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown and Filipino workers, particularly domestic workers and caregivers.   http://www.pwcsc.org/

San Francisco Bay Area

Organizer: Lindsay Imai Hong and Suzanne Schmidt   About: The San Francisco Bay  Area chapter supported the passage of the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in 2016. We are organizing for a statewide social insurance program and in close collaboration with the California Domestic Workers Coalition. Resources for CA: Bill Summary https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DomesticWorkerBillOfRights-FAQ.html

La Colectiva de Mujeres

La Colectiva is a worker-run collective that helps empower immigrant women and connect them with jobs.    http://www.lacolectivasf.org

Mujeres Unidas Y Activas

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice.   http://www.mujeresunidas.net

California Domestic Workers Coalition

Together, the California Domestic Workers Coalition is advancing a movement for the rights and dignity of immigrant women workers by building power through legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and leadership development.

Sascha Bittner

Sascha has been an employer leader at the San Francisco Bay Area Hand in Hand since 2011, and is a representative on her local Care Council. She is quadriplegic as a result of cerebral palsy, and domestic workers make it possible for her to be an active member of the Bay Area community. Sascha also

Nikki Brown-Booker

Nikki Brown-Booker is a member leader of Hand in Hand the Domestic Employers Network and believes that all workers deserve a dignified workplace including workers that work in the home. As a person with a disability she has been employing personal care attendants since age 18 years, when she moved away from home to attend

Suzanne Schmidt

Suzanne is a parent to two young children and has experienced firsthand the importance of in-home care for her kids as well as for close relatives. Her work with Hand in Hand focuses on expanding educational materials and workshop offerings in order to share our resources with more employers. Suzanne’s prior experiences with community organizing

Stacy Kono

As the Network Director, Stacy oversees fundraising, leads organizational systems and planning, and partners with staff and the National Steering Committee.

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