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Organizing Strategy and Practice

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Valeska Sanchez

Valeska migrated to the U.S. from Nicaragua in 1981. Raised in a poor neighborhood in Compton, she grew up watching her mother fight as the president of her union chapter. She was a member-leader in her school district union before being hired by SEIU521. She is also the single mother of four beautiful kids, one girl and three boys, who are the reason she’s dedicated her life to helping others.