Alison Hirsh is political director of 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) leading the union’s work to become a strong progressive political force, promoting legislation, policies, and candidates that improve the lives of members and their communities. In 2008, she served as the Ohio director for the Change to Win/SEIU campaign to elect President Obama. She was also chief of staff to New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez and policy and legislative director for the New York League of Conservation Voters. Hirsch was raised in Baltimore and has a degree in religion from Columbia University. She sits on the boards of Coro New York Leadership Center and Avodah.