Campaign 2012: Making the Right Choice for Women and Families
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 04 Oct 2012 at 11:00 am|
|Location:||Gallery, Memorial Union|
Raised in a family committed to social justice and public service, Ms. Richards began her career organizing low-wage workers in the hotel, health care, and janitorial industries throughout California, Louisiana, and Texas. In the last election, she founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of forty-two national grassroots organizations working to maximize voter participation nationwide. She has been affiliated with Planned Parenthood, recognized as a national leader by the National Council of Jewish Women, U.S. Action, and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship as well as named to TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. She currently serves on the board of the Ford Foundation and is a long-time supporter of President Obama.