Ai-jen Poo Makes TIME’s Top 100 ‘Most Influential People’ List

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Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Time Magazine has selected recent Moyers & Company guest, Ai-jen Poo, as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Her profile is written by fellow activist Gloria Steinem, who writes:

“Once in a while, there comes along a gifted organizer — think of the radical empathy of Jane Addams or the populist tactics of Cesar Chavez — who knows how to create social change from the bottom up.

Ai-jen Poo, the 38-year-old daughter of pro-democracy immigrants from Chiang Kai-shek’s Taiwan, has been growing into that role ever since she was a student outraged by the stories of domestic workers, often immigrants or women of color, who labored long hours for low pay as maids, nannies and other household workers.” Read more »

Time‘s eclectic list includes artists, politicians, activists and others selected because they have changed the world, for better or worse. This year’s list includes Change.org activist Ben Rattray, D.C. chef José Andrés, DREAM Act advocate Dulce Matuz and A Separation filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, among others.

You can watch Bill’s entire interview with Ai-jen Poo online and learn more about her organization, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, at their website.

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