A long time political strategist, Tracy Sturdivant is often described as a “one-woman coalition.” In 2014, she co-founded Make It Work, a campaign uniting a community of people who believe that hardworking people shouldn’t have to choose between being there for family and earning a living. For nearly two decades, Tracy has led progressive advocacy organizations, policy, electoral and culture change campaigns, and philanthropic initiatives, dedicating herself to increasing civic participation, with and enfaces on women, people of color and young people.
Before launching Make It Work, Tracy served as the Executive Director of State Voices, a network of over 600 social justice organizations in over 20 states working to achieve policy change in their communities.
Tracy has served on several boards, including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Greenpeace and Higher Heights for America, where she currently serves as its Board Chair.
A new mother herself, in her spare time you can find Tracy in her adopted hometown of Brooklyn, NY, sharing adventures with her son and husband.
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