Executive Director of Washington Community Action Network
Mary Le Nguyen is the first person of color to serve as Executive Director of Washington Community Action Network (Washington CAN!), a racial, gender, and economic justice organization with a 34-year history and over 44,000 members statewide. Born to Vietnamese refugee parents in a small logger town, she learned early on how racism and poverty keep families from living a dignified life. Nguyen brings over a decade in community organizing experience in immigrant and refugee communities, workers’ rights, and reproductive justice.