LOS ANGELES — SAG-AFTRA today announced that Rebecca Damon has been re-elected as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA at the union’s fourth biennial national convention in Los Angeles. Her new two-year term begins immediately.
“I’m grateful for the national show of support for my re-election as SAG-AFTRA’s executive vice president. I’m excited to be working again with President Carteris, our new Secretary-Treasurer Camryn Manheim, and all the elected officers and board members who are serving our union. Only together can we take on the challenges that face us,” said Damon.
“Congratulations to Rebecca Damon. I am thrilled to serve another term with her. She is a true partner, a tireless warrior who fights for membership across the country. SAG-AFTRA and our membership are lucky to have her wisdom and spirit as we face the future in unity and strength,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.
Hailing from Nebraska, Damon is an actor and voiceover performer. She was first elected SAG-AFTRA EVP in April 2016 and retained her post at the October 2017 National Convention. Damon was also re-elected Aug. 29 to another two-year term as SAG-AFTRA New York Local president, a role she assumed Sept. 9, 2017, upon the passing of New York Local President Mike Hodge.
Damon sits on a number of policy-shaping committees at the local and national levels of the union. She is national chair of the Government Review Committee; chair of the Member Organizing Volunteer Efforts New York Committee; and serves on the Executive, Finance and Government Affairs and Public Policy committees. A fierce advocate for education and empowerment of performers across the country, Damon also serves on the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement and chairs the Member Outreach Relations & Education Committee. She also sits on the NYS AFL-CIO Executive Council.
A founding member of the President’s Forum for One Union and G1 — the body that worked to merge SAG and AFTRA — she played a key role in the merger when she co-led the Operations Workgroup as the Screen Actors Guild New York Division vice president.
She is a fierce champion for workers’ rights as evidenced in her efforts to strengthen New York’s laws concerning right of publicity and digital image rights for the benefit of all members. Damon also believes women deserve equal pay for equal work and was present as a special guest when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed state legislation expanding gender-based wage protections. Her longstanding dedication and support of SAG-AFTRA members and the labor movement at large recently earned her a spot in City & State New York’s Labor Power 100 list. She is also a recipient of the New York LaborPress Leadership Award, Irish Echo Connecting America Award and SAG-AFTRA New York Local’s Joseph C. Riley Award.
In addition to her labor leader commitments, Damon also dedicates time to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation — an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic non-profit organization – where she serves as a board member and primary elected liaison for Foundation programming in New York. In these capacities, she has been instrumental in the creation of the Actors Center at 1900 Broadway and the Robin Williams Center for Entertainment and Media.
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A full list of elected geographic and member category vice presidents will be announced later today.
SAG-AFTRA’s National Convention began Oct. 10 and runs through Oct. 13 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. For more information about the convention, please visit SAGAFTRACONVENTION.org.