Reese Rathjen is an experienced organizer and political strategist who is committed to achieving economic and social justice by developing leaders and building long-term political capacity.Reese has led campaigns in both the Labor and LGBTQ movements. Reese discovered his passion for persuading moderates on issues of social and economic justice while growing up in rural Illinois. His experiences coming of age as a transgender person in a conservative, working class community drive him to meet people where they are and bring them along in his work.Reese is passionate about deepening the consciousness of and commitment to racial and economic justice in our social justice movements, and he is looking for opportunities to advance this mission in both the LGBTQ and Labor movements. Outside of organizing, Reese spends his time cooking, engineering new cocktail recipes, and building and refinishing furniture.