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Sarita Gupta is the executive director of Jobs With Justice. She is a nationally recognized expert on the economic and political issues affecting working people across all industries, particularly low-wage workers. Sarita has been named one of the 19 Young Activists Changing America by Bill Moyers and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico, and The Hill, as well as on MSNBC, the former Current TV (now Al Jazeera America),  FOX News, and several international television news programs. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post, The Hill, and Bill Moyers. She is widely recognized as a key leader and strategist in the progressive movement and has spoken at several international union conferences and appeared on panels with notable figures including Senator Al Franken, Harry Belafonte and Gloria Steinem.

Under Sarita’s direction, Jobs With Justice is leading the fight for workers’ rights and an economy that benefits everyone by anchoring strategic campaigns and shaping the public discourse to build power for working people. Jobs With Justice brings together labor, community, student, and faith voices at the national and local levels to create innovative solutions to the problems workers face today. Sarita also serves as co-director of Caring Across Generations, a national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working together for quality care and support and a dignified quality of life for all Americans.

Sarita also serves on the boards of directors for the International Labor Rights Forum and the Institute for Policy Studies and on the Discount Foundation Board of Trustees. She is a Prime Movers Fellow as well as a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Training Program and a recipient of the National Priority Project’s Democracy Champion Award and Corporate Ethics International’s BENNY Award. 

Follow Sarita on Twitter @saritasgupta

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