Action Center on Race and the Economy


The ACRE Team


Co-Executive Director

Maurice BP-Weeks

Maurice is the Co-Executive Director of ACRE. He works with community organizations and labor unions on campaigns to go on offense against Wall Street to beat back their destruction of communities of color. He was previously the Campaign Director of the ReFund America Project and worked as the Wall Street Accountability and Housing Justice campaigner at the Center for Popular Democracy before that. Maurice serves on the Advisory Council of Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD). He graduated from Swarthmore College.
Twitter: @mo87mo87



Co-Executive Director

Saqib Bhatti

Saqib is the Co-Executive Director of ACRE and the Director of the ReFund America Project. He works on campaigns to rebalance the relationship between Wall Street and local communities. He was previously a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and spent 10 years working on corporate accountability campaigns at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and UNITE HERE prior to that. Saqib is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and serves on the boards of the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, the Midwest Academy, and Political Research Associates. He graduated from Yale University.
Twitter: @snbhatti


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Research Director

Carrie Sloan

Carrie is the Research Director at ACRE and the ReFund America Project. She works on campaigns to restore the balance of economic power from Wall Street to Main Street. Prior to that, she spent more than 10 years working in the labor movement as a strategic researcher for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a rank and file member of the United Auto Workers (UAW). She holds a master’s degree from the University of California at San Diego.



Operations Director

Vitoria Herring

Vitoria brings more than 15 years of experience to the ACRE team in business, operations, and finance. Vitoria has specialized in helping startups, small businesses, and large enterprises manage their operations and grow their businesses. With expertise in the for-profit and nonprofit sector, Vitoria brings an unparalleled wisdom to the team. She enjoys using technologies to better assist her clients in streamlining their processes for more efficiency. 



Research AnaLyst

Alyxandra Goodwin

Alyx is a Research Analyst at ACRE. She is a multi-talented activist who has worked as a journalist and serves as the Co-Chair of the Chicago chapter of BYP100. She maintains a personal blog, Young Black and Woke, where she blogs about the Movement for Black Lives and her role in it.
Twitter: @FREEwrites_


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Senior Research Analyst

Quinntavious Williams

Quinn is a Senior Research Analyst at ACRE.  He works on campaigns that lift up and prioritize low-income communities of color to fight Wall Street's financialization of the economy.  Quinn was previously a Senior Policy Analyst with United for a New Economy in Colorado and a board member of the Partnership for Working Families.  He attended Morehouse College and holds a Master’s degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Twitter: @CivicallyQ


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executive assistant

Jamee’ Burbridge

Jamee’ is the Executive Assistant at ACRE. Based in Detroit, Jamee' is an advocate for social justice on multiple fronts in her hometown. As the Executive Assistant, Jamee' leads the coordination of most of ACRE's internal and external scheduling and tasks. Jamee’ received her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. 


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Senior Research Analyst

Jessica Quiason

Jessica Quiason is a Senior Research Analyst at ACRE. She uses research to help build campaigns that interrogate concentrations of power and dismantle systems that oppress people of color and low income people. She is proud to have worked at 1199SEIU and the Alliance for a Greater New York, and alongside labor unions, progressive coalitions, and think tanks as a consultant, supporting organizing campaigns and progressive political reform at the city and state level. She also loves to cook for others as she strongly believes fostering community and solidarity is easiest when food is involved.


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Senior Research Analyst

Sofia Lopez

Sofia is a Senior Research Analyst at ACRE. Sofia’s work focuses on the forces that shape development and housing. Previously Sofia worked at the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders where she oversaw programming to support asset-building non-profits in 40 states and D.C. Sofia has a Masters of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College.


Brittany is a Senior Researcher at ACRE. She believes in using research to build power in poor communities and communities of color. Before joining ACRE, Brittany worked as a policy analyst at DC Fiscal Policy Institute and worked as a union researcher with UNITE HERE and HPAE. Her prior research advocated for responsible and transparent development in cities and examined the role of unionization in raising the standard of living for workers in low-income communities

Brittany holds a B.A. in urban policy and planning from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in city planning from University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

Twitter: BrittanyA___