Hector Sánchez-Barba joins Earthjustice’s Board of Trustees

Sánchez-Barba’s expertise will be critical in strengthening collaboration between labor and environmental interests


Bala Sivaraman, Earthjustice

Earthjustice is thrilled to announce that Hector Sánchez-Barba has joined the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Sánchez-Barba is the Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota, a non-profit dedicated to uplifting Latino communities through community and civic engagement. He is also a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and the Chair Emeritus of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. In these roles, he is an indefatigable voice advancing policy priorities, civic participation, and combatting systemic injustices against Latinos, immigrants, and other marginalized communities.

Throughout his career, Sánchez-Barba has spearheaded vigorous civic participation campaigns and national initiatives to empower the Latino community via voter registration drives, voter education programs, census participation, and efforts to combat voter suppression. Hector has also launched national campaigns to improve the conditions of working families and uplift their voices on critical issues such as labor rights, women’s rights, immigration, and environmental protection.

“The central role that Earthjustice plays in advancing environmental priorities that protect marginalized people, including immigrants and communities of color, is what makes the organization’s mission so meaningful to me,” said Sánchez-Barba, reflecting on his decision to join the Board.

Prior to joining Mi Familia Vota, Sánchez-Barba was the Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in political science from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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