Vanessa organizes members across Orange and Sullivan counties. She joined our staff at the age of 21 after having previously been a member-leader in the organization, playing a critical role in our municipal ID campaign in Middletown. She’s a former alderman of Middletown’s Fourth Ward, a position she held as a working college student. While Vanessa was born and raised in the Hudson Valley, her roots are Mexican, and her mother’s leadership within local community organizing inspired Vanessa to take an active role in social change work. Vanessa is fighting for an end to racism and a world where immigrants no longer have to live in the shadows. She is also a talented musician and once placed second in a New York State flute competition in the third grade.
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