Guest Speaker Highlight for September – Victoria Mena

Many of you will remember Victoria Mena as a candidate for State Representative here in the 31st Legislative District last year (2018). She has been an immigrant rights organizer for more than a decade, from local to national work and is the co-founder of 4 immigrant rights groups, 2 in Florida, 1 in California and the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network here in WA. She is currently the Policy Lead for a statewide nonprofit, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, and a Policy Lead for the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network.

Victoria advocated in Olympia for legislation to prevent state and local agencies from doing the job of immigration enforcement, and the result was the 2019 Keep Washington Working Act which ends all inter-governmental service agreements that allowed Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to state and local agency databases.

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