Ruth is the National Director of Workplace Justice Campaigns at MomsRising.org She leads the organization's efforts to win paid family and medical leave, earned sick days, and to close the women's wage gap. She has nearly 20 years of advocacy and organizing experience. Before joining MomsRising, Ruth worked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she led a campaign to increase the public affairs capacity of affiliates. She established and led new initiatives at the Women’s Campaign Fund, including “Appoint Her,” a campaign encouraging women to seek appointed office. Ruth also directed People For the American Way’s state policy and grassroots advocacy with a focus on election reform issues. Ruth served on the Montgomery County Maryland Human Rights Commission, which works to eliminate discrimination, prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry in housing, recreation, education, health, employment, and public accommodation. She also serves on the board of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women and the Maryland paid family and medical leave task force. She and her husband live in Silver Spring, MD with their two daughters, a fish, a cat and a new dog.