Organizer, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Cassandra Purdy works as an organizer for San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO where she is dedicated to improving the lives of all working families and creating strong community partnerships for a more just society.
She received her BA in Social Work from Point Loma Nazarene University, where she learned to think critically about the social and economic justice issues facing our community today. As a student, she spent a summer with the Center on Policy Initiatives as a Students for Economic Justice intern. She also worked for most of her college years at her university's Sustainability Department, working to create a more environmentally sustainable campus and environmentally conscious student body.
After graduating, Cassie spent a year developing her community organizing skills with the Gamaliel National Foundation and Pilgrim UCC in North County San Diego. She went on to put those skills to practice during San Diego's special mayoral campaign and the June Primary Midterm elections, working field campaigns for progressive, pro-labor candidates before joining the Labor Council as the Executive Assistant.
Cassie loves being an Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Facilitator for her faith community. She enjoys sewing, baking, reading liberation theology, and occasionally pretending to be a rock star.