Rebecca Saldana

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Rebecca J. Saldana


Rebecca J. Saldana’s father was a Mexican immigrant, and she was born and raised in Seattle. While attending Seattle University, Saldana became active in farm worker solidarity campaigns, and after graduating became an organizer with Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste , a farm worker’s union in Oregon. At PCUN, she coordinated its boycott of NORPAC Foods. Afterward, she was hired to be a Community Mobilizer for the Fair Trade Apple Campaign for the United Farm Workers — a campaign that applied lessons learned in fair trade coffee campaigns to the domestic agricultural sector.[1]

Education

Seattle University, 1995 – 1999.

Activism

In the mid 2000s Rebecca Saldana was organizing janitors for SEIU Local 6, and was a Board Member of STITCH— “a network of women unionists, organizers, and activists that builds connections between Central American and US women organizing for economic justice.” [2]

Endorsing Rebeca Muniz

Elect Rebeca Muñiz September 24 2019·

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Latinxs in action!✊ Gracias for your support and endorsement State Senator Rebecca Saldana. #latinx #gracias Humbled and honored.

Radical Women connection

On May 6, 2006 an "ethnically inspired dinner" was held at New Freeway Hall to hear speakers from the "frontlines of a growing movement talk about their efforts to defeat anti-immigrant legislation now making its way around the Congress? Actually meeting with some of those who had marched, as well as others involved in securing more rights and freedoms for immigrants, were part of a program celebrating immigrant workers."

The event, which took place at the Radical Women headquarters, gave those who attended a chance to hear more reasons why immigrants in this country are such a powerful force, and to hear ways organizations have worked to bring this issue to the forefront of the American consciousness. Speakers Christina Lopez, activist and Radical Women organizer; Joaquin Murieta, student walk-out leader and member of the Latino Liberation Movement; Hugo Orellana, Guatemalan-born member of the United Front Against Fascism; Rebecca Saldana, member of STITCH, (an organization that supports women in Central America); and SEIU; and Ziyad Zaitoun, member of the Arab-American Community Coalition, who was raised in a Palestinian refugee camp; all spoke of their experiences being immigrants in this country. They also answered questions about how Gay rights and movements in Central American countries are melding to address the issues of both groups in more effective ways.[3]

Working for Jim McDermott

Rebecca Saldana, has been a Community Liaison a for Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) from 2006. She deals with housing & homelessness; veterans benefits; Latinos; LGBTQ; consumer protections; labor unions. [4]

80th anniversary of Social Security

80th anniversary of Social Security celebration in Seattle on Saturday, Aug. 8 2015 at Westlake Plaza, Seattle.

Organised by Robby Stern of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, and Chuck Haunreiter, Washington Community Action Network.[5]

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