Senior Organizing Strategist with the Addition Collective
Brigid Flaherty is currently a Senior Organizing Strategist with the Addition Collective. Prior to this, she was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Down Home North Carolina and We Are Down Home. Building from the ground up, DHNC and WDH built rural chapters across the state, empowering multiracial, low income communities to enhance their leadership, win strategic campaigns and increase civic engagement. Before that, she was the Organizing Director of ALIGN, where she led winning policy campaigns at the city level that strengthened working standards for 4,000 commercial sanitation workers as well as improving public health for three overburdened low-income and people of color districts; drove labor-community coalition mobilizations around Fight for 15 and various Wall Street actions. Prior to ALIGN, she worked for seven years in the Pushback Network where she eventually served as Executive Director. At Pushback, she worked with the Board to drive strategic planning and fundraising for a national network of eight states that were building power with people of color and low income community organizations through state-based integrated civic engagement programs. Brigid lives in North Carolina with her three baby girls, partner and dog.