Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Dawn Le

Dawn Le is a seasoned campaigner with 16 years of experience managing political, communications, community organizing, and union campaigns across the country. Raised in Southern California and Washington State to Vietnamese and Chinese immigrant parents, Dawn has spent her career organizing, training, and empowering women, immigrants, and low wage workers to lift up their voices and fight for progressive change and a better life for their families. She is currently the Managing Director at American Bridge 21st Century, the Left’s research and rapid response arm of the Resistance, where she ran the oppo-research war room in the 2016 election cycle. Previously, she was the Deputy Campaign Director for Communications for the national immigrant rights coalition, Alliance for Citizenship, where she was responsible for driving the national communications strategy, integrating voices from the business and tech world with local and state activists and farmers into the national narrative for immigration reform. Prior to that, Dawn led the communications and media outreach for the worker-led campaign, “Making Change at Walmart” with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union where workers won a starting pay of $12/hour, family healthcare options, and maternity and paid sick leave. For a dozen years, she worked at the Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Teachers, the National Democratic Institute in the former Soviet Union, and co-produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary “Haiti in Ruins,” which told the personal stories of survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Dawn lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Adam, and their fleet of bikes.

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