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During the 53rd LWV National Convention in Chicago, Virginia Kase, the next Chief Executive Officer of the League of Women Voters of the United States, was introduced. With more than 20 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector, she is a passionate activist and advocate for social justice. Virginia will start in her new role with the League on July 25th.
Virginia is currently the Chief Operating Officer of CASA, an organization at the forefront of the immigrant rights movement representing nearly 100,000 members. In her position as COO, she has driven the strategic growth, direction, and operations of the organization fighting for Latino and immigrant rights. Virginia started her career in nonprofit at the age of 23 when she co-founded the Hartford Youth Peace Initiative in an effort to help reduce gang violence in her hometown of Hartford, CT.
Read more about Virginia in her recent interview with Glamour magazine.
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