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Rick Nagin: a resume of community accomplishments
Submitted by talbano on Thu, 10/15/2009 - 11:39.
Rick Nagin for Ward 14
Rick Nagin has years of experience working with people and getting things done.
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1980s Voter registration, political empowerment
Led massive voter registration drives in Ward 14 laying the basis for Hispanic political representation and resulting in an award from Ohio Secretary of State Sherrod Brown.
Worked in campaign of Ed Davila, first Hispanic to run for State Representative.
Worked in Ward 14 community groups defending home owners from land grab by St. Ignatius and opposing police abuse of minorities resulting in establishment of Cleveland Police Civilian Review Board.
1990s Community building
Active member of San Lorenzo Club and coach for Roberto Clemente Little League.
Organized support for the United Farm Workers.
Helped found Grass Roots Political Action Committee (GPAC) and Cleveland Chapter of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (AFL-CIO).
Ran for City Council three times forging close ties to the people and organizations of Ward 14.
Helped elect Cleveland's first Hispanic Councilman. Hired as his assistant.
2000s Improving lives, saving jobs
Served as Councilman Assistant addressing the problems of the residents of Ward 14 on a daily basis, handling some 40,000 requests for service, working with block clubs and area agencies.
Played a key role in linking Council with organized labor including adoption and implementation of Living Wage Ordinance, assisting union organizing drives at Dreisen Industries and Peterson Nut, building decisive community support for striking Cargill salt miners.
Helped Congressman Kucinich set up Steel Summit that succeeded in saving the Cleveland steel mill, preserving the union contract and saving the jobs of thousands of area workers.
Ran for City Council in Ward 15 winning in the Brooklyn Centre area of new Ward 14.
Staff of AFL-CIO Labor 2006 campaign for Sherrod Brown and Ted Strickland.
Ohio Bureau Chief People's World, member of The Newspaper Guild (Communications Workers of America) and delegate to Cleveland AFL-CIO.
Speakers Bureau, Senior Voice.
Steering Committee Cleveland Jobs With Justice and member of Committees on Immigrant Rights and Employee Free Choice Act.
Labor Coordinator in 2008 primary for Congressman Kucinich.
Full time volunteer in AFL-CIO Labor 2008 campaign for Barack Obama.