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Vasudha Desikan

Director of California Policy

Vasudha comes from a long history of campaigning with low-wage workers in the labor movement. Most recently, she was the political director at the Action Center on Race & the Economy where she advocated to get progressive leadership of color in federal financial regulatory positions. Vasudha has also led strategic campaigns and initiatives at United for Respect, SEIU, and AFSCME. She holds a M.A. in international relations from American University.

In her spare time, Vasudha can be found practicing magic tricks with her nephews in San Francisco.


March 20, 2023
OAKLAND, CA - The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) proposed new regulations on Friday that would treat Earned Wage Advance (EWA) products as credit and require...