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Analilia Mejia
Personal details
Born1976/1977 (age 43–44)[1]
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationRutgers University, New Brunswick (BA, MA, MPP)

Analilia Mejia is an American activist, union organizer,[2] and political advisor who served as the national political director for Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign.[3][4][5] She had previously served as the executive director for the New Jersey Working Families Alliance, where she led the effort to raise the states minimum wage to $15.[3][4][6]

Career[edit]

Mejia is a graduate of Rutgers University, first earning her bachelors in Comparative Literature in 2000, then graduating with two masters degrees; Public Policy in 2002 from The Bloustein School, and Labor Education in 2003. Out of school she spent her early career working with union organizations across the country, including serving as the New Jersey political director for SEIU 32BJ.[2][3]

She worked on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and in 2013, she was recognized as one of the White House Champion of Change.[3][6] She has also worked on Jon Corzine's 2009 gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey, and served as Latino Vote director for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee during the 2012 election season.[7]

In early 2019, Mejia was announced as the national political director for Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign, stepping down as executive director of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance.[5][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. O'Dea, Colleen (March 9, 2016). "Profile: Family's Own Story Motivates Her to Help the Working Poor in NJ". WNET. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ball, Molly (January 7, 2016). "The Pugnacious, Relentless Progressive Party That Wants to Remake America". The Atlantic. ISSN 1072-7825. Retrieved 2020-04-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lally, Robin (March 13, 2019). "White House or Bust for Rutgers Alumna". Rutgers Today. Retrieved 2020-04-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Flanagan, Brenda (February 20, 2019). "NJ Working Families executive director to join Bernie Sanders campaign | Video". NJTV News. Retrieved 2020-04-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dovere, Edward-Isaac (2019-02-19). "Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Front-Runner". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Analilia Mejia". The White House. Retrieved 2020-04-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wildstein, David (February 20, 2019). "Analilia Mejia will be Bernie Sanders national political director". New Jersey Globe. Retrieved 2020-04-07. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "A Message from Analilia Mejia". Working Families. 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2020-04-07.


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