A career in social justice and politics was never part of my plan. Growing up undocumented in Silicon Valley, my focus remained on doing well in school so I could build a better life for myself and my family. Activism and organizing was certainly not for someone like me.
Even as my family and I tried our best to fit in, the world around us was constantly reminding us of our differences. Life wasn’t easy but I was told that the best way for us to deal with prejudice and marginalization was to keep my head down and stay out of trouble. And so I did. But during my junior year, something changed. I was introduced to this amazing grassroots organization that gave me the courage to speak up and try to make a difference—not just for my family but for our whole community. It turned out to be a game-changer for all of us — and here I am today, and here is my vision for the future.
Today, I’m not just the Political Director at Working Partnerships USA – I’m also a parent and neighbor, fighting to keep our communities vibrant and diverse and enabling my community to find their voice and their power. My mission? To make Santa Clara County an amazing place for all families. I want to reach people with stories like mine, and see their experiences and voices as valuable and powerful.
I’m excited to be part of an organization that values the folks behind Silicon Valley’s success – the delivery drivers, cafeteria workers, office cleaners, and more. We love what we do, but many are still struggling to make ends meet. I want you to join us, share our stories, and help them to find their voice and power, like I did.
By supporting Working Partnerships USA, you’re contributing to a community where voices are heard, where everyone feels welcomed, and where leadership emerges from the most unexpected places. Please donate today!
In power and solidarity,
Political Director, Working Partnerships USA
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