Pramila Jayapal - Chair
Pramila Jayapal is an activist, author and speaker with over 20 years of experience in international and domestic social justice, with a focus on immigrants and people of color. She is Chair of the national We Belong Together: Women for Common-Sense Immigration Reform campaign. As Chair she leads strategy development, policy analysis, relationship-building with lawmakers and with pro-reform movement organizations, and public appearances for the campaign.
She is also Distinguished Taconic Fellow at the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C., and a Distinguished Fellow at the University of Washington Law School. She has won numerous awards and recognitions for work, locally and nationally. In 2013, she was named as a White House Champion of Change.
Pramila is founder of OneAmerica, Washington state's largest immigrant organizing and advocacy organization, where she served as Executive Director for almost eleven years. Under Pramila's leadership, OneAmerica became known for its strong voice and successful efforts to fight discrimination against Muslims and immigrants, advance pro-immigrant policies and programs, build strong coalitions in support of its mission, and engage and empower tens of thousands of new immigrant voters and young people.
Pramila was born in India and came to the U.S. in 1982 to attend college. Before OneAmerica, Pramila worked in international health and development, leading the Fund for Technology Transfer at Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH); living in rural villages and towns in India for the Institute of Current World Affairs; and as a financial consultant on Wall Street. She speaks around the country, and has published a book and numerous articles and essays.
Pramila has a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University. She is the proud mother of a teenager, and lives in Seattle, Washington.
Lisa Moore - Organizing and Program Director
Lisa Moore is a community organizer and popular educator who has worked for twenty years in movements for the rights and dignity of immigrant women and low- wage workers. She is committed to building the power of grassroots communities to fight for justice and dignity, developing the skills of emerging leaders to wage powerful campaigns, and to enhancing the capacity of social justice organizations to be focused, sustainable and transformative.
As Organizing and Program Director, Lisa leads field organizing, partnership development and mobilization and action planning for the campaign. Her work on the campaign is part of her role as Gender and Immigration Campaign Organizer with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). From 1994-2004, Lisa worked at NDWA affiliate Mujeres Unidas y Activas in a number of roles including Coordinator of MUA’s domestic workers’ association and Co-Director. At MUA, Lisa created and co-facilitated dynamic training programs that built the community organizing and organizational leadership skills of MUA’s membership, and that helped position MUA to become an independent 501c3 organization. From 2006-2013, Lisa coordinated Rhizome, a social justice hub and movement-building space in Vancouver, British Columbia. Lisa does her work in both English and Spanish, and is a Spanish/English interpreter committed to achieving language justice in multiracial, multilingual movements.
Diana Ip - Communications Coordinator
Diana Ip has over ten years of communications experience. As Communications Coordinator with the We Belong Together Campaign, she leads communications strategy development and coordinates online and traditional media communications for the campaign.
As former Co-Director of the SPIN Project, Diana advised and trained hundreds of public interest groups across the country on communications and media relation strategies. Her work spanned a broad range of social justice issues – immigrant rights, economic justice, reproductive rights, racial justice, and environmental justice, among others. She has trained workers fighting to make a living wage, community activists organizing their neighbors to exercise their right to vote, state wide coalitions working to advance the health of all Californians, teachers struggling to be heard by the huge bureaucracies they hope to improve, as well as freedom riders of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Rides traveling across the U.S. to spread positive messages about immigrant workers and their families. Prior to the SPIN Project, Diana was an associate at i.e. communications, LLC, where she devised and implemented communications strategies for foundations and public service agencies.
In addition to strategic communications, Diana has extensive experience with program management and philanthropy. She has held leadership positions at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Changemakers, and Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice. She was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and a MFA from Mills College. She is a mother of two and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.