Heather Booth at East County Rising

Join East County Rising for an Evening with Heather Booth

“Change will come, if we organize, and only if we organize.”

– Heather Booth

Sponsored by East County Rising, come watch a screening of a documentary on Heather Booth — with Heather Booth.

Buy tickets for Comedy, Candidates, and Cocktails.

A panel of organizers will join Heather, including Representative Tawna Sanchez, Chi Nguyen, MBA from APANO, Sydney Scout from Working Families Party. Emceed by Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty!

Come for an exciting evening with Heather Booth herself! We’ll be screening the new documentary, “Heather Booth: Changing the World,” which traces her 50-year legacy in the progressive movement, and serves as a guide to future organizers.


Heather Booth is one of the leading strategists about progressive issue and electoral campaigns. She has been called “the most influential person you’ve never heard of.”

Watch the film trailer

Thank you to our sponsors and event partners: IBEW Local 48, Community Development Partners, KBOO Community Radio, Oregon Education Association, and Oregon Working Families Party

Buy tickets for Comedy, Candidates, and Cocktails.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email kaj [at] eastcountyrising.com if you need a scholarship ticket.

4:30 VIP Reception
5:00 General Reception & Check-In
5:45 Welcome & beginning of program with ECR & Emcee Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
6:00 Organizing to Change the World Panel
7:00 Movie showing
8:00 Q&A with Heather Booth
8:30 Adjourn


Heather Booth is an influential political strategist, civil rights activist, and organizer for national progressive issues and electoral campaigns.

She has been an organizer starting in the civil rights, anti-Vietnam War and women’s movements of the 1960s and continuing through today. She created JANE, an underground abortion service started before Roe.

She was the founding Director and is now President of the Midwest Academy, training social change leaders and organizers. She has been involved in political campaigns and was the Training Director of the Democratic National Committee. In 2000, she was the Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund, which helped to increase African American election turnout by nearly 2 million voters. She was the lead consultant, directing the founding of the Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2005.

In 2008, Heather was the director of the Health Care Campaign for the AFL-CIO. In 2009, she directed the campaign passing President Obama’s first budget. In 2010, she was the founding director of Americans for Financial Reform, fighting to regulate the financial industry. She was the National Coordinator for the coalition around marriage equality and the 2013 Supreme Court decision. She was strategic advisor to the Alliance for Citizenship (the largest coalition of the immigration reform campaign). She was Field Director for Americans for Tax Fairness to stop the tax cuts for millionaires that may lead to cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and education.

from: https://heatherbooththefilm.com/about/heather-booth/