Co-Executive Director of Action Center on Race and the Economy
Action Center on Race and the Economy
Saqib Bhatti is the Co-Executive Director of Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE). He works on campaigns to win racial and economic justice by taking on the financial institutions and corporations responsible for extracting wealth and resources from communities of color and poor people to enrich themselves. Coming from an immigrant Muslim family from Pakistan, Saqib’s first foray into organizing was with the student anti-war movement following 9/11. After college he spent 10 years working on corporate campaigns with the Culinary Workers Union (UNITE HERE) in Las Vegas and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He was awarded a Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship, which he used to launch the ReFund America Project, a predecessor organization to ACRE. Saqib serves on the boards of the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, the Midwest Academy, and Political Research Associates, and is on the Advisory Council of Community Labor United in Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University.