Artie has strong experience organizing and mobilizing the Latino community. She began her political career while a freshman in college working for her local congressman. After working for NALEO, the Texas Legislature, and the DCCC she joined the DNC family from 2005-2008 as the Southwest Political Director. In 2009, she moved to Nevada to run a non-profit civic engagement organization to register and persuade Latinos to vote in the 2010 election driving Latino turnout for the US Senate race to record levels. In 2012, she joined the National AFL-CIO as the Nevada state director and never looked back. She is now a Regional Campaigns Coordinator for the Western Region of the AFL-CIO, and nine years at the AFL-CIO she is even more committed to the labor movement as she was when her father trained her to serve for the greater good of all working families.