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Inside or Out of Government, Jessica Bartholow Is an Advocate for Economic Equity

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SEIU Director of Government Affairs Jessica Bartholow with Scott Shafer and Guy Marzorati at KQED Headquarters in San Francisco on April 11, 2024. (Izzy Bloom/KQED)

Jessica Bartholow has worked behind the scenes at the state Capitol for years. She’s known for her fierce anti-poverty advocacy and budget expertise, as a lobbyist and more recently as Chief of Staff to East Bay State Senator Nancy Skinner. Bartholow now works for SEIU, the state’s largest and most powerful union. She joins Scott and Guy to talk about the revolving roles she’s played inside and outside of state government.


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