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Conversation with Maggie Priebe of Working America

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Working America is a national organization for working people who don’t have the
benefit of a union on the job. Started in 2003, we mobilize our 3 million members
throughout the year to fight for good jobs and a just economy.

The majority of our members are working-class moderates from across the country. They
are gun owners and churchgoers. They do not go to protests or rallies but they are angry
about a corporate-controlled government and an economy tilted against them.

In places where few other progressive organizations go, our organizers reach out to thousands of people—at their doorsteps—to talk about economic issues they care about
and share ways to take action. Working America provides the bridge between these members and a progressive understanding of the economy. Two out of three people we
talk to at the doors sign up as members.

This year, we are in organizing working people in more than a dozen cities and states, in suburbs and exurbs, on college campuses and in rural areas, and more.

About Maggie Priebe
Maggie Priebe joined Working America as the program director in 2009.  She helps develop the organization’s approach to issues, working with the field staff to translate issues into a program to educate and engage members.  She also coordinates educational material development.  Miss Priebe has been fighting for social justice for ten years and previously worked with Ohio Citizen Action, America Votes and the Cincinnati Central Labor Council.