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Krissy O'Brien

Krissy currently serves as the Political State Lead for AFSCME Texas. She got her start in the labor movement in Texas working as a political apprentice for AFSCME in 2014. Not too long after that, she was hired by Local 1624 as Lead Organizer to run program for electoral and issue-based campaigns. During her 10 years with Local 1624, she led campaigns that doubled their membership. Her work to build political power resulted in big campaign wins for L 1624 members such as a $20 minimum wage for city employees, paid family leave, and hazard pay for essential employees during the pandemic.