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Kate is executive director of Common Cause Oregon. She joined the organization in January 2013 after two decades in public policy, advocacy and community organizing positions. A long-time Oregonian, she previously served as executive director of Oregon Action, a statewide grassroots membership organization that functioned as a voice of democracy for people on the downside of power. There, she was a member of 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 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.