House District 46Khanh works at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon as the Alliances Director, where she leads the statewide Oregon Just Transition Alliance. Prior to that, she was Manager of Immigrant Organizing at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). Khanh brings years of experience and a deep commitment to Environmental and Climate Justice, plus decades of organizing people and campaigns. She is Vietnamese-American, an identity that shapes a lot of how she sees the world or, in her words, has “shaped how I understand US imperialism, and also driven me to want to understand and address the systemic causes of inequality, both globally and locally.” Khanh was a founding leader of and spokesperson for the successful, groundbreaking Portland Clean Energy Fund Initiative. She is currently leading the Oregon Just Transition Alliance to develop a collective vision and plan for an Oregon Green New Deal. Khanh has a Masters Degree in Urban Studies from Portland State University, where she specialized in urban planning, climate change adaptation, and equity planning.
I am deeply honored to received Forward Together Action's first endorsement. Forward Together's strategic and visionary organizing, communications, and cultural work is a model for me of how we need to approach social change work. I will still be a community organizer when I'm in office, and I look forward to working with FTA as a state Legislator.
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