021: Rebecca Damon – SAG-AFTRA and What Your Union Can Do For You

021: Rebecca Damon – SAG-AFTRA and What Your Union Can Do For You

2019-04-28T22:44:42-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

A New York-based actor and voiceover performer, Rebecca Damon was first elected SAG-AFTRA executive vice president, the union’s second highest office, in 2016. She was re-elected to a two-year term in 2017.

Rebecca was also appointed in 2017 by the board to serve as president of the New York Local. She is national chair of the Government Review Committee, chair of the MOVE New York Committee, and serves on the Executive, Finance and Government Affairs and Public Policy committees. Currently serving on the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement and as chair of the Member Outreach Relations & Education Committee, she is a fierce advocate for education and empowerment of performers nationwide.

A champion for workers’ rights, Rebecca’s leadership includes strengthening the New York right of publicity, for the benefit of all members. She is a recipient of the Irish Echo Connecting America Award and SAG-AFTRA New York Local’s Joseph C. Riley Award.

During her tenure as Screen Actors Guild New York Division Vice President, she was a founding member of both the SAG President’s Forum for One Union and the joint Group for One Union, helping lead the effort to unite SAG and AFTRA. As co-leader of the Operations Workgroup, Rebecca was a key architect of the merger.

She is also a vice president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic nonprofit organization. She is the primary elected liaison for Foundation programming in New York and oversaw creation of the Robin Williams Center for Entertainment and Media in Times Square.

You can learn more about Rebecca at: sagaftra.org/rebecca-damon

SAG-AFTRA Foundation: https://sagaftra.foundation/

https://www.sagaftra.org/membership-benefits/steps-join

https://www.sagaftra.org/membership-benefits

Digital Image Rights: https://www.sagaftra.org/get-involved/government-affairs-public-policy/digital-image-rights-right-publicity

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