April Sims


Political and Strategic Campaign Director


April was appointed Political and Strategic Campaign Director in November 2017 and works to develop shared agendas with labor and community partners, to advance strategic organizing campaigns (raising wages, naturalization, revenue reform, etc.), and to recruit, train and elect political champions for working people. She first joined the WSLC in September 2015 as Field Mobilization Director, working with WSLC-affiliated unions and community partners to support and encourage the participation of individual members with many different political, legislative and community programs.

Prior to that, Sims served as the Legislative and Political Action Field Coordinator for the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE), where she was responsible for member education, communication, and mobilization around legislative issues and political campaigns. She was a WFSE member, shop steward, elected union officer, and union staffer from 2002-15.

A native of gritty Tacoma, April lives with her husband, two daughters, and 100-pound chocolate lab. When she’s not thinking about politics or advocating for working families, she’s defending her title as family Scrabble champ.