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Kate Titus


ktitus AT commoncause DOT org

Kate Titus is the executive director of Common Cause Oregon, responsible for leading Common Cause’s work in the state of Oregon. She joined the organization’s staff in January of 2013.

Kate arrived at Common Cause after two decades work in public policy, advocacy and community and labor organizing. A long-time Oregonian, she previously served as executive director of Oregon Action, a statewide grassroots membership organization that functions as a voice of democracy for people on the downside of power. In that capacity, she governed on the boards of the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations and USAction, and also served on the Jobs with Justice workers’ rights board in Portland. More recently, she worked for the national Change to Win labor federation, and at the national public interest group Public Citizen, as deputy director of their global trade watch division.

Kate is a graduate of Connecticut College and holds a masters degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.