Carrie Santoro (she/her) is a proud queer single mom and a working-class organizer. She is the Executive Director of PA Stands Up, an independent political organization dedicated to building governing power for working people. Prior to becoming the Executive Director at PA Stands Up, Carrie held senior organizing and communications roles in electoral campaigns and labor, faith, and immigrants' rights organizations. She believes we need to end the shame and blame we carry for ourselves and each other, and that can only happen through building authentic relationships across differences, rooted in vulnerability and shared values. At PA Stands Up, Carrie works with organizers and member-leaders to empower poor and working class people to be leaders in their communities and build a Pennsylvania that works for all of us.