Dawn Trudeau, President | Co-owner, Seattle Storm | Carnation, Washington
Aubrey Davis, Vice President | Founding Board member (1998 - February 2013)
Sandeep Kaushik, Treasurer | Independent Consultant | Seattle, Washington
Matt Loschen, Secretary | Redmond, Washington
Andrew Gordon, At-Large Executive Committee | Professor of Public Policy, Evans School of Public Policy, University of Washington | Seattle, Washington
Dean Baker | Co-director, Center for Economic Policy and Research | Washington, D.C.
Larry Brown | Legislative and Political Action Director | IAM Local 751 | Renton, WA
Lynne Dodson | Secretary-Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council | Seattle, Washington
Hans Dunshee | State Representative | Snohomish, Washington
Makini Howell | Owner: Hillside Quickie, Plum Bistro, Quickie Too, Sage Bakery & Cafe | Seattle, WA
Karen Keiser | Washington State Senator | Des Moines, Washington
Russ Lidman | Institute of Public Service, Seattle University | Seattle, Washington
Elizabeth Woody Lindquist | Attorney, Lindquist Law, PLLC | Seattle, Washington
LeAnne Moss | Co-Founder and Director, Leading from the Heart | Seattle, Washington
Tina Orwall | Representative, 33rd District | Des Moines, Washington
Diana Birkett Rakow | Director for Federal Relations and Policy, Group Health Cooperative | Seattle
Mike Ragan | Vice President, Washington Education Association (WEA) | Kennewick, Washington
Dave Ross | Talk Show Host, KIRO Radio | Mercer Island, Washington
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Co-founder and Executive Director, MomsRising.org | Kirkland, Washington
Stan Sorscher | Labor Representative, SPEEA | Seattle, WA
Pat Thompson | Deputy Director, AFSCME Council 2 | Everett, Washington
Teresita Torres | Legislative Affairs Coordinator/Staff Attorney, Teamsters Local Union No. 117 | Tukwila, Washington
Misha Werschkul | Senior Manager for State Legislative and Government Affairs, SEIU Healthcare 775NW | Seattle, Washington
Diane Zahn | Treasurer, UFCW Local 21 | Seattle,
is an energetic and innovative organization that has an impact far
out of proportion to its size. It is a model for progressive policy
groups across the country.
-Dean Baker, Co-director, Center for Economic Policy and Research
work that EOI does is vital to our community and Washington State.
Research, thoughtful policy, and inclusive negotiation are essential
if we want to advance the progressive agenda. EOI is an organization
that exemplifies that character. I am proud to be part of that movement.
-Dawn Trudeau, Board President
is one of the few organizations that asks 'who is the economy for?'
Real prosperity is based on fair wages, jobs that enourage creativity,
secure communities, a flourishing environment, a well-funded school
system, and time to spend with children.
-Dave Ross, Talk show host, KIRO Radio
have worked with EOI on vital issues for working families for several
years, and have always admired the high quality of research and
the effective networking of the staff of EOI and the supporters
of economic opportunity. EOI opens many doors for many people.
-Karen Keiser, Washington State Senator
has repeatedly developed creative approaches to some of the toughest
problems facing the middle class in Washington. Combining research
competence, policy savvy, and persistence, EOI has helped to shape
public policy for the better in our state, region, and nation.
-Andy Gordon, Professor of Public Policy, University of Washington
Economic Opportunity Institute is trying to move things in the right
direction in Washington, toward a fairer, more sustainable tax system,
a healthy budget, and greater income equality - and there is better
no time for this work than today.
-Diana Birkett Rakow, Director for Federal Relations and Policy, Group Health Cooperative
is committed to improving conditions for middle class families in
Washington State, through research, public education and policy
initiatives. EOI has broad support in the community and a reputation
for effective and thoughtful work.
-Stan Sorscher, Labor Representative, SPEEA
work as a labor leader and a community college trustee is very compatible
with the mission of EOI. I am proud to serve on the EOI board.
-Larry Brown, Legislative and Political Action Director, IAM Local 751
learned of EOI when Marilyn Watkins spoke at a PTA convention. She
not only explained why Washington state is having such a hard time
funding education, but gave us some concrete ideas on how to solve
the problem. EOI is not just a think tank that establishes facts:
it’s a source of hows to match the whys.
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