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Jesus Gonzalez

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Popular Democracy

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Jesus Gonzalez is an organizer, strategist, and Puerto Rican activist. He is a Bushwick native and formerly served as the Co-Executive Director at Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH), an organization that focuses on on the fight for “real affordable housing” in New York City. Jesus is one of the founding members of Make the Road New York where he began as a Youth Organizer, and later as Political Director. In 2011, Jesus became the youngest person to run for the New York State Assembly, endorsed by the New York Times, El Diario la Prensa, and the New York Daily News. He later managed the political department at a labor union and played a leading role in citywide coalitions on police accountability, youth organizing, and housing rights. Jesus currently serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Center for Popular Democracy.