Tori Truscheit joined Housing California in July 2019 as the Statewide Organizer and now serves as Organizing Director. With leaders from the Residents United Network (RUN), she sets the grassroots vision and strategy for Housing California, connecting RUN leaders with what’s happening in the Capitol. She manages the organizing team, supporting the Program Manager, Statewide Organizer, and organizing coordinators in seven regions across the state.
Previously, she was Solidarity Manager at Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose, where she organized food bank volunteers to support housing and immigration justice. In that role she was the lead organizer and a founding member of the San Jose chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, which helped win a 2019 campaign to make immigration protections in Santa Clara County among the strongest in the country.
Tori received a B.A. in English from Yale University and a Master’s in teaching from Pace University. She is also a published journalist, reporting on LGBT issues for outlets like Buzzfeed.
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