April Sims


Field Mobilization Director


As Field Mobilization Director, April works with WSLC-affiliated unions and community partners to support and encourage the participation of individual members with many different political, legislative and community programs. Her efforts are directed toward continuing the success of the WSLC’s Labor Neighbor political program, and during the legislative session, she mobilizes rank-and-file activists around the state to support the WSLC Legislative Agenda.

Before joining the WSLC in 2015, 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 since from 2002-15.

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