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Ana María Archila

Ana María Archila is the Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy, she immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia at the age of 17 and has become a leading national voice for immigrant justice, and the urgency of building people power in order to transform our country into one where we can all live with dignity. 

Ana María has helped build CPD into one of the largest one of the largest community organizing networks in the country, with 54 affiliate organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico.  At CPD, Ana Maria oversees campaigns to advance justice for immigrant communities, helping lead the resistance to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, and supporting Puerto Rican communities in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

 Most recently, Ana Maria made national headlines as one of two women survivors of sexual violence who confronted Senator Jeff Flake inside an elevator during the Kavanaugh fight, an interaction that was broadcast live on CNN and immediately went viral. That confrontation was widely credited with Senator Flake’s demand to delay the nomination pending a weeklong FBI investigation.