Connie M. Razza
Connie M. Razza is the director of strategic research at the Center for Popular Democracy. Her areas of focus include immigrant and civil rights, economic and community justice, and good government. In addition to overseeing research for CPD-driven projects, she and the Strategic Research department also help partner organizations meet their research needs. Before joining the CPD team, Razza worked for Community Labor United (CLU), a coalition of base-building community organizations and labor unions in Boston. At CLU, she directed research and policy development on campaigns for transit justice and fair contracting practices throughout Massachusetts. She has been a strategic research campaigner for more than a decade, working primarily on campaign design and implementation for labor union organizing drives. At UNITE HERE, Razza led research efforts in support of the unionization of workers at a national healthcare laundry company. She also served the New York City Council as its Senior Policy Analyst for health issues. Razza became a union organizer after participating in an organizing drive of student employees throughout the University of California system. She holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MA and PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles.