Liz Padgett was raised in a professional middle class family in a small town in upstate New York. Their interest in social justice and activism began in 1999 when their anarchist reading group became an activist organization for high school students. Since then, organized primarily with low-income and working class people around various justice issues, including counter recruitment in Syracuse City Schools with the Military Alternatives Education Project and Syracuse Peace Council in Syracuse, NY. Liz is committed to combating racism and classism on an institutional level. In addition with her work with Class Action, Liz works as a community organizer in Boston, MA building power in immigrant communities and fighting for affordable housing, a livable wage, and respect and dignity at work.