Author

Alejandra Gomez

Alejandra Gomez

Alejandra Gomez is the co-executive director of LUCHA. She has dedicated her life to a commitment to social justice and community empowerment through grassroots mobilization. She was the field manager for the Adios Arpaio campaign that registered Latinos to vote during her time with the New Organizing Institute. She also worked for Organizing for America in Arizona, and, rooted in her family’s immigration struggle, led the organizing efforts in the fight for DAPA and expanded DACA at United We Dream National Network as the deputy organizing director. Alejandra lives in Phoenix and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University.

COMMENTARY

Arizona deserves better than leaders who won’t deliver in a crisis

By: and - July 17, 2020

We love Arizona. Even the heat and the traffic—all of it. It is our home. Our people and our families are here, and we have built political power in our community for more than a decade. 

COMMENTARY

People of color are the future of progressive politics in Arizona

By: and - November 9, 2018

Although the winner still hasn’t been called in several of Arizona’s biggest races, the inevitable post-election debates and critiques have already begun. For progressives, the most important take-away is this: Arizona is on the right path. We saw some real wins this week, and although there’s still tremendous work ahead, the state is trending purple […]