Nancy Haque

Basic Rights Oregon

A long-time social justice activist, Nancy has more than 18 years of professional experience, including seven years as the Building Political Power Director at Western States Center, where she led a voter organizing training and empowerment project and managed the 2013 Racial Equity Report Card for Oregon. Previously, Nancy spent eight years working on economic justice issues, including stints with Portland Jobs with Justice, National AFL-CIO and National Jobs with Justice. The daughter of immigrant parents from Bangladesh, Nancy is the first member of her family born in the United States. She grew up in the DC area where she first got the inspiration and opportunity to becoming politically engaged, joining protests as a teenager. She furthered her activism when she moved to the Pacific Northwest in college, studying at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She later got a Master’s of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A member of the Basic Rights Oregon Board of Directors from 201-14, Nancy worked as a consultant on the organization’s strategic planning process in 2014. She lives with her extended family, including her young son, and is an avid baker.