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Friday, April 16 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
New Trends in Latinx Organizing

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From long-dominant voting blocs in Florida and New York and Arizona to emerging influence in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, this panel will address the best strategies and tactics from old and new. The right wing is not ignoring the latinx powerhouse - we will also address how disinformation targets these communities and how organizers can help fight this influence. As we gear up to get appropriate access to the Biden White House and put our plans in place for 2022, where should Latinx organizers and those who can learn from them be focused?


Leo Murrieta

Director, Make the Road Nevada

Felipe Benitez

Executive Director, Founder, Corazón Latino
Felipe Benitez has more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing strategic communications programs to enhance and protect the reputations of organizations, governments, companies, and brands. Felipe is the founder and executive director of Corazón Latino, a national... Read More →

Camille Rivera

Partner, New Deal Strategies
As the head of New Deal Strategies' political, labor and community relations practice, Camille Rivera draws on long and deep ties to the labor movement, both in New York City and across the country. Since joining New Deal, Camille’s work has included serving as a Senior Advisor... Read More →

Chuck Rocha

President, Solidarity Strategies
Chuck began his political career in the woods of East Texas at United Rubber Workers Local 746. By 22, he had become the youngest officer of the 1,200 person local. At 29, he was hired to be the youngest, first person of color and last rank-and-file National Political Director of... Read More →

Vanessa Cardenas

President, CardenasStrategies, LLC
Vanessa Cárdenas is a seasoned political strategist and policy expert on issues related to Latino political participation, immigration, demographic change, political communication, women’s political empowerment and disinformation. She is the President of CárdenasStrategies, LLC... Read More →
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Xenia Orona

Co-Executive Director, Fuerte Arts Movement

Friday April 16, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT