Leaders in Action for Justice

Sharron Pasion

  • United Healthcare Workers West
  • Healthcare
What has been your political yearbook superlative be and why? It should represent the way you used your leadership in the election. For example, “Canvass Queen” or “Victorious Volunteer Mobilizer?”

The Campaign Rock Star

What has been your proudest moment during this election?

My phone bank lead partner and I found out that we work really well together. We work on the same shift at the hospital, but we have different roles so we don’t work together there. We found out that we have a lot of the same interests and the same desire to do things well and support everyone on the line equally. We’ve got good teamwork!

Share a story about someone who you activated in the election this year.

I had a friend that I work with and she was not planning to come out, but she did—and brought another person from her department as well. She came in two more times and says that she’s planning to come back the next time she has an opening in her schedule.

What has been the biggest challenge you had during this election and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenges are the days we have had to phone bank for Hillary. Those days are more difficult because it’s a love-hate thing that people have with her. Either they really support her or they’re against her, and people don’t want to have a conversation about her. Those days are the hardest and we’ve had to be creative on the ways that we approach that with voters. And we also campaign for the Senate race the same night, so if we start with the Senate race then we can lead into who they are going to support for President. So whenever we get yes votes we congratulate each other. We’re calling Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin.