Labor will have a direct voice represented in the Democratic National Committee. At last week’s DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, UNITE HERE General Vice-President of Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity, Maria Elena Durazo, was elected Vice-Chair in a first-round ballot victory. She was the only national labor leading running for an executive position in the DNC, as well as the only Latina woman. Now, more than ever, the Democratic Party needs Maria Elena’s leadership to elevate the voices of all working people, and her experience helping get Democrats elected and flipping red states blue. Maria Elena was elected with more votes than any other winning candidate, proving just how much the DNC members understand the importance of labor’s role for moving the party forward in the next four years and beyond. ¡Si se puede!
To learn more about Maria Elena, check out this video!