Saqib Bhatti is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Action Center on Race and the Economy and ACRE Institute.
Saqib works on campaigns to win racial and economic justice by taking on the corporations responsible for extracting wealth and resources from communities of color and poor people. Coming from an immigrant Muslim family from Pakistan, Saqib’s first foray into organizing was with the student anti-war movement following 9/11. After college he spent 10 years working on corporate campaigns with the Culinary Workers Union (UNITE HERE) in Las Vegas and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He was previously a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Roosevelt Institute, where he launched the ReFund America Project, a predecessor organization to ACRE. Saqib is a cofounder and Executive Committee member of the Bargaining for the Common Good Network, serves on the boards of the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and Political Research Associates, and is a member of the Economic Justice Advisory Committee of Nonprofit Quarterly. Saqib received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.