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Leadership

Hector Sanchez Barba

Executive Director and CEO

Hector Sanchez Barba is an indefatigable voice advancing policy priorities and fighting systemic injustice against Latinos, immigrants and those most vulnerable. 

Throughout his career, he has advanced progressive policy advocacy platforms, civic participation, and community organizing in the Latino community. His faith and belief in strong democratic participation led him to undertake vigorous civic participation campaigns to empower the Latino community through national voter registration drives, GOTV, voter education and efforts to combat voter suppression.

He has launched national campaigns to improve the conditions of working families – strengthening their voices – on critical issues like labor rights, immigration, civil rights, farmworkers, health care, education, diversity, underrepresentation in government and public office, criminal justice, and the environment. Hector’s commitment to women’s rights led him to launch the Trabajadoras and Latinas Represent projects to elevate the critical role that Latinas play in the US economy.

He is a frequent commentator on national and international media on current affairs and has been widely recognized for his advocacy work, receiving numerous national and international awards. 

Prior to joining Mi Familia Vota, Hector was the Executive Director of LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement), a Senior Fellow at GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, and the Chair Emeritus of NHLA (National Hispanic Leadership Agenda). He holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso.