Speaker Profile

Lala Wu

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Co-Founder, Director of Engagement & Partnerships
Sister District Project
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Lala is Co-Founder and Director of Engagement & Partnerships at the Sister District Project, a national grassroots organization founded in the wake of the 2016 election with the goal of strengthening democratic majorities in the states to build progressive power nationwide. Since its founding, it has grown continuously to ~45,000 members and 90+ active teams and affiliates, each of which are “sistered” with 2-3 state legislative candidates for support each year. In total, Sister District has endorsed 56 races in 11 strategic states, raising over $1.3m in grassroots donations directly for candidates, as well as reaching out to over 1.1m voters via phone calls, doors, texts, and postcards. In 2019 and 2020, Sister District is focused on races where it is our last chance to elect a Democrat who will help to redraw district lines in 2021. At Sister District, Lala has successfully led the expansion of the organization's national volunteer infrastructure, as well as the development of strategic partnerships with national and local organizations. Prior to Sister District, she clerked for federal judges in the Northern District of California and the District of Massachusetts, and served as an associate in the environment and energy group at the law firm Morrison & Foerster. Lala is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and U.C. Berkeley, School of Law.