Anne Shrage has always been politically active. She has been deeply rooted in the Civil Rights Movement. She served as housing chairperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), ferriting out racially biased and discriminatory landlords and took on businesses for racial and religious discrimination.
She worked in the Department of Social Services and Office of the District Attorney for Santa Clara County. She launched and served as Producer for "People Productions", a theater company in San Jose, producing 12 plays from The Emperor Jones to Streetcar Named Desire.
In the 1980's and 90's, she moved to New York and helped with affordable housing and managed site construction and sales of condos.
She moved to Ojai in 1996 and is presently employed part-time by Ventura County at the Ojai Library as coordinator for "Schoolinks", an after-school homework center since 1997. She volunteers at the Ojai Museum where she is a docent and children's tour director. She volunteers at the Ojai Music Festival and Ojai Film Festival and is a Board Member of the Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation.