Cherika Carter


Field Mobilization Director


Cherika joined the WSLC as Field Mobilization Director in March 2018 and 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.

The activist bug first bit Cherika in 2011 as a Member Political Organizer of UFCW 1059. She was part of the team that overturned SB 5, Gov. John Kasich’s “Right-to-Work Is Wrong” bill, by taking it to a vote of the people of Ohio. After graduation from THE Ohio State University, Cherika went on to mobilize thousands of activists across the state to take action and win gains for working people as a Field Representative of the Ohio AFL-CIO.

Cherika is committed to fighting all forms of oppression, and advancing the freedoms of all working people.

In the struggle for justice, Cherika is guided by these words: Not needing to clutch for power. Not needing the light just to shine on me. I need to be one in the number as we stand against tyranny. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.