Rachel Maiore is a lifelong social justice activist and community organizer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Public Health from Emory University and has worked as a Community Health Organizer in Latin America as well as in the United States. She is the Director of the Pioneer Valley Women’s March and is also a trainer for MoveOn.org’s Training and Support Corps, where she instructs organizers around the country in community organizing, movement building, social justice, radical civility and mediation.
“Local government is where we have agency; where we can be the model for the changes we’d like to see on every level. Affordable housing, for instance, is about being a welcoming, dynamic city. Public schools are about our greatest hopes for the future.”
As the regional organizer for Jobs With Justice, Rachel was instrumental in the successful campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in MA and to secure paid family leave. Rachel previously served on Northampton’s Human Rights Commission, and was active as deputy election warden for Ward 7 prior to her election as City Councilor.
As an experienced community connector and champion for social justice, Rachel has decided to direct her creative energy toward City Hall and to advocate for the community she loves.
Rachel resides in Leeds with her husband and three sons.