Alfreda Daniels for Brooklyn City Council 2020

Alfreda Daniels

Alfreda Daniels is a community organizer with the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation (MRLF). She lives in Brooklyn Center. She was born in Liberia, lived in a Ghanaian refugee camp and later migrated to the US as a refugee. Alfreda attended St. Cloud State University where she studied Political Science, International Relations and Human Relations.

She mostly organizes in the Northwest area suburbs of the Twin Cities where she engages community and union members around issues ranging from employment, immigration and education to transportation. In doing so, she helps create non-transactional relationships between communities of color and the labor movement where they are collectively working to build power for change.

In early 2015, she organized the Northwest Suburbs Community and Labor Collective whose mission is to build an intentional multi-sector partnership that will take on working family’s issues, develop leaders and build political power in the Northwest area suburbs as the labor movement expands.

Alfreda is one of the co- founders of Black Immigrant Collective, an organization focused on elevating the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota. 

In 2017, Alfreda was appointed by then Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Minnesota State Board of Electricity; making her the first and only woman of color to have served on the board.

Recognitions and awards: Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul’s MLK Breakfast 2019 Emerging Legend. Community Crusader at the 2019 Liberian Entertainment Awards. 2019 M.A.D (Making A Difference) 

Liberian Girls Rock.


You cannot lead if you cannot serve. A great leader is a servant of the people.

-Alfreda Daniels-

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