Harley Augustino (pictured) announced he will step down on July 1 from the executive directorship of the four-year-old lobbying group PUEBLO (People United for Economic Justice Building Leadership Through Organizing). Augustino –  who graduated from UCSB in 2000 – has been at PUEBLO’s helm as it mobilized the working poor to lobby for their own interests. The organization recently led the successful campaign to pass a Living Wage ordinance for municipal contract workers in Santa Barbara. It has also garnered votes for local candidates and victories for affordable housing, childcare, and bus service. PUEBLO will search nationwide for a new director; Augustino will continue to work as PUEBLO’s fundraiser through July 2007.

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