Sasha Feldstein is the Economic Justice Policy Manager at California Immigrant Policy Center, where she works toward the vision for all Californians to be able to meaningfully support themselves, their families, and achieve economic mobility on their own terms. Since joining CIPC, she has worked with partners to remove the harmful exclusion of immigrant tax filers from the CalEITC, secure state COVID relief for undocumented community members, fight against misclassification, and expand workforce development and business opportunities for people who have been traditionally shut out from our state’s prosperity.
Sasha has worked at the local, state, and national levels on key policies and campaigns to promote economic justice. Locally, she worked with Restaurant Opportunities Centers Bay Area to research policy alternatives for addressing occupational segregation, and organized NYC communities to advocate for structural changes to the 2014 Farm Bill. Sasha also worked as a legal advocate at the Urban Justice Center, where she represented public assistance participants and advocated for policy changes to the social safety net to decriminalize participants.
At the state level, in addition to her work at CIPC, Sasha has worked with Initiate Justice to help restore voting rights for people in prison and on parole. At the Goldman School of Public Policy, she was part of Boalt Law School’s Policy Advocacy Clinic, where she researched the rise in the enactment and enforcement of anti-homeless policies in California. She also contributed efforts to expand healthy food incentive programs in California for SNAP participants.
Nationally, Sasha previously worked as Strategic Partnerships Manager at Opportunity@Work, where she was responsible for building partnerships with national organizations to develop solutions for the half of people living in the US who are currently shut out of the labor market, including immigrants and communities of color. And, she contributed to efforts to address discrimination and support local food systems at the USDA.
Sasha lives in Los Angeles and is a proud alum of AVODAH and member of Resource Generation.