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Prior to working at ALIGN, Jake spent the last four years working on the Fight for 15 in New York organizing Fast Food workers, coordinating coalition efforts and running mass action days. This campaign culminated in winning a $15 minimum wage in New York and the formation of a new nonprofit, called Fast Food Justice. He was also a coalition organizer for the successful UPKNYC campaign to win state funding for Universal Pre-K in New York City. Jake is a lifelong Brooklyn Resident who currently lives in Flatbush.