Allex Luna Headshot

“Compassion isn’t just about feeling the pain of others; it’s about bringing them in toward yourself. If we love what God loves, then, in compassion, margins get erased. ‘Be compassionate as God is compassionate,’ means the dismantling of barriers that exclude.”

– Father Greg Boyle

Allex Luna

Organizing Director  |  he/him/his

Allex is UNE’s Organizing Director. He is responsible for ensuring UNE’s organizing program builds the leadership skills of organizers and members to win racially just solutions for housing justice, worker rights and a tax system that works for all, no exceptions.

Allex grew up in Palm Springs, California, in a working class, mixed-status home. Alongside his family and members of his community, he organized to end predatory towing policies that targeted low income and immigrant members of his community – when he was just 15 years old. This campaign inspired Allex to become a community organizer to transform the pain of his community into power.

Before moving to Colorado, Allex spent a decade as an organizer with local affiliates of the Faith in Action Network: Inland Congregations United for Change in California and Comunidades en Acción y de Fe (CAFE) in New Mexico. In 2017, he became the Lead Organizer for CAFE, taking on program development and implementation, as well as the professional development of organizers in addition to his leadership development work with community leaders.

Allex has organized in partnership with community leaders to divest from programs that harm our communities, like border enforcement, oil and gas extraction, and over-policing (reclassifying felonies as misdemeanors), and instead invest in public education (improving graduation rates), raise the minimum wage, and create a paid sick leave program.