Connie has been concerned with issues of social and economic justice since first working with homeless Latina immigrants in the late 1980s. With the Rogue Valley chapter of Oregon Action, she worked on single payer, living wage, and affordable housing campaigns. As a founder and current board member of the Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon, she advocates around issues of discrimination and spends most of her volunteer time supporting MASO’s independent community radio station, KSKQ, and developing it as a viable tool for local communication and social change.