Ana Maria Archila
Center for Popular Democracy
Ana María Archila emigrated from Colombia at the age of 17 and is a leading voice for racial justice, economic justice and immigrant rights in New York and nationally. As co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY) she helped build a powerful force for change in New York and nationally. MRNY members, mostly working class Latino immigrants, have led transformative victories for low-income New Yorkers, including increases to the minimum wage, paid sick days, and strong protections from wage-theft, while helping make NYC a leading Sanctuary City. As co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), Ana Maria has helped build its community organizing network to include 45 affiliate organizations in 32 states working to advance an agenda of racial and economic justice and a vibrant democracy.