NY-02 | Candidate for u.s. Congress
Liuba Grechen Shirley
✓ WON PRIMARY
A COMMUNITY LEADER WHO HAS SPENT A CAREER PUTTING THE ISSUES OF WORKING FAMILIES FIRST
EMPOWERING WORKING FAMILIES | Liuba has spent her career empowering working families by forging partnerships between nonprofits, government and businesses to tackle issues including economic development, access to health care, paid family leave, and government transparency.
CARING FOR WORKERS BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND ABROAD | Liuba has worked with farmers, health care workers, and entrepreneurs in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to help them im- prove their livelihoods. She has worked for the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Association of the USA, EastWest Institute, the Carpathian Foundation, and New York University, and has led delegations to Capitol Hill to lobby for strong American leadership at the UN.
FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN | Liuba has focused specifically on women’s economic empowerment working on projects for Women Deliver, PL+US: Paid Leave for the US, Vital Voices, Global Health Visions, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Liuba served as a UN Women’s Empower Women's Global Champion for women's economic empowerment. Together with UN Women, she launched the #IAmParent campaign for Parental Leave.
PROGRESSIVE LEADER | Liuba founded New York’s 2nd District Democrats, a constituent-based group dedicated to reenergizing the Democratic base, electing progressive leaders at all levels of government. She holds an MBA with specializations in Management, Economics, and Social Innovation from NYU's Stern School of Business, and a BA in in Politics and Russian from NYU. Liuba lives with her husband and two young children in Amityville Village, NY.