Anne Songcayauon
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Communications Director

Anne Songcayauon is the Communications Director for New Jersey Working Families, a progressive political organization that advocates for issues that promote worker and community justice, including earned sick days, $15 minimum wage, and automatic voter registration. At NJ Working Families, Anne coordinates the organization’s press, design, and media programs on electoral, issue, and advocacy campaigns. Her work has expanded the organization’s digital and online activism to include short videos, infographics, and campaign images that have increased the organization’s presence.

Prior to her employment at NJ Working Families, Anne started her involvement in activism while immersed in UMass Amherst’s rich history of student organizing through UMass Alliance for Community Transformation and the Center for Education Policy and Advocacy, where she learned the importance of critical pedagogy and activism. Back in New Jersey, Anne joined Anakbayan NJ, a Filipino youth organization working to educate, organize, and mobilize the local community and address important issues affecting Filipinos in the U.S. and the Philippines, where she has worked with migrant workers and immigrants. As a proud first generation daughter of Filipino immigrants and a union nurse, Anne seeks to connect the bridge between Filipinos Americans and the labor movement.