Kate Childs Graham is Media Affairs Manager at the American Federation of Teachers, where she oversees the media strategy for the 1.5 million member union. Prior to joining the AFT, Kate was a senior speechwriter at the American Federation for State, County and Municipal Employees. There, she co-authored a report from AFSCME and the Center for American Progress titled, “Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector.” Kate has worked at Choice USA, Catholics for Choice and Institute of the Sisters of Mercy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in gender and peacebuilding from the UN-mandated University for Peace. Kate writes a monthly column for the National Catholic Reporter. Her work has been covered in The Washington Post, Politico, The New York Times, Time and Newsweek; and she has often been a guest commentator on MSNBC and CNN.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2014