Kim Selig is a National Organizer at Unemployed Workers United (UWU). She was raised in a Union household, where she was taught early that workers’ rights were hard-fought and continuously challenged by political and economic opposition. While pursuing a BS in Marketing, she quickly learned that bottom lines were the primary thing of value in her studies and began spending her free time organizing her university and community around progressive causes.
Throughout her time at school, she worked and donated her time to hunger relief programs (Philabundance), political campaigns (Bernie 2016, Krasner for DA, environmental groups (Center for Biological Diversity), and criminal justice reform initiatives (ACLU’s Smart Justice). After graduation, she became the National Field Director for HeadCount, a youth voter registration organization based in the music industry. She doubled their previous midterm voter registration numbers while also incorporating new digital organizing techniques to transform the registered voters into active voters.
She then became a member of the Bernie 2020 National Distributed Organizing Team, where she helped develop the most extensive peer-to-peer texting program in US political history. She has found so much joy in her place at the intersection of tech and organizing as it allows her to support the people and causes that she cares deeply about.