Donate to Karen Douglas for Senate (VIC)
Karen Douglas is a Labor candidate for the Senate in Victoria for the 2019 federal election. Karen is a long term community, trade union and LGBTI activist with a passion for social justice and fairness. Karen has had an eclectic working life across Australia but her greatest privilege has been the opportunity to work with the union movement representing workers whose efforts deliver key services to the Victorian community. Having the opportunity to represent workers from diverse backgrounds to improve their working lives, particularly those whose work has been undervalued, underpaid and insecure is a great honour. As current President of the Victorian Labor LGBTI Affairs Policy Committee Karen is proud to work alongside many people whose dignity and generosity define them and whose activism, advocacy and commitment to human rights continue to improve the lives of others. Karen has a Masters degree in Labour Policies and Globalisation and is completing her PhD examining the important role of disability support workers in our community. Karen is passionate about delivering a fair go for all under a Shorten Labor government.
"Our communities are best served when our representatives reflect our diversity. When we come together in collectives, be it our unions, the Labor Party or Emily's List and pursue equality, everyone benefits."