The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.
Before working at CPD, Ana María served as Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY) and was the Executive Director of the Latin American Integration Center (LAIC). During Ana María's 13 years at MRNY and LAIC, she focused on shaping the organization's electoral vision, organizing model, expansion to Long Island, and LGBTQ organizing work. Ana María emigrated to the U.S. from Colombia at the age of 17 and has become a leading advocate for civil rights, health care access, education equity, and immigrant rights in New York State, and nationally. She was awarded a Coro fellowship in 2004.