Tal Frieden coordinates the Raise Up New York Coalition, which aims to raise the minimum wage in New York State and index it to inflation. Tal grew up in Syracuse, New York, where they were inspired by the Occupy movement. Since then, Tal has worked on campaigns to end immigrant detention and mass incarceration, win progressive taxation, and ensure housing for all. Tal comes to ALIGN from Rhode Island, where they coordinated campaigns to tax the richest Rhode Islanders, fight budget cuts, and create a state-wide public housing developer. Outside of work, Tal is passionate about transformative justice, gardening, and cooking. Tal holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Science from Brown University.