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Alida Garcia        

Vice President of Advocacy, FWD[.]us; Co-Founder & Executive Director of Inclusv; Immigration Reform Activist

Alida Garcia is a political and public affairs strategist for electoral and issue advocacy campaigns with an expertise in Latino civic engagement, and Latino infrastructure building in non-Latino institutions.

She currently is the Director of Coalitions & Policy for FWD[.]us, an advocacy organization founded by Mark Zuckerberg focused on passing comprehensive immigration reform.

She served as the National Latino Vote Deputy Director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign whereby she focused on developing the national Latino vote program in the 11 priority battleground states, which ultimately produced the highest Latino voter turnout in Presidential campaign history.

Alida is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of INCLUSV, a network focused on increasing the number of people of color who build careers in politics and advocacy and transforming the progressive infrastructure’s commitment to diversity & inclusion in hiring. She currently serves on the boards of the Bus Federation, Justice League NYC, Welcome.US, and the Council for American Job Growth.

Prior to national efforts Alida worked for Austin Beutner and Mayor Villaraigosa in the City of Los Angeles’ Office of Economic & Business Policy and led the Southern California Latino and Young Professionals efforts for then-SF District Attorney Kamala Harris’ first statewide campaign for Attorney General.

She is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School.

News Statement: Alida Garcia Joins White House in Short-term Role as Senior Advisor for Migration
WASHINGTON, DC— Vice President of Advocacy Alida Garcia is taking temporary leave to join the White House as Senior Advisor for Migration.

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