Political Director

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Victor Galvan

Political Director |  he/him/his

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Carmen Medrano

Executive Director

carmen@unecolorado.org | she/her/hers

As Executive Director, Carmen guides the organization in bringing UNE’s vision to life and delivering on its mission of building people power for racial and economic justice. Through her relational leadership skills, organizing experience, commitment to economic justice and love for Colorado, Carmen skillfully directs organizational strategy and maximizes UNE’s impact in Colorado.

Carmen was born in Mexico and came to Colorado at the age of 4. She …

Carmen has been organizing and leading campaigns for over a decade. She held roles at both the local and national level with the Faith in Action Network and in 2019 she returned to Colorado to lead UNE. Her previous organizing experience included organizing with Colorado Dreamers to pass legislation allowing instate tuition for undocumented students and leading a variety of civic engagement programs in six states. During her tenure, she organized at a national level with Faith in Action’s Campaign for Citizenship, where she trained grassroots leaders to lead efforts across the country for passage of a comprehensive immigration bill.

In 2014, she took her expertise and passion for social change to the Central Valley of California, where she led the merger of five separate affiliate organizations into one powerhouse that works to empower grassroots community leaders to address racial, economic, and health equity.