Julie Chavez Rodriguezgranddaughter of the historic Latin American civil and trade union rights activist César Chávez, she was appointed head of the campaign for the re-election of US President Joe Biden, who formally announced on Tuesday his intention to participate in the 2024 elections.
In a statement, the Biden campaign, which will run with Vice President Kamala Harris as his running mate, said Chávez Rodríguez will serve as campaign manager and that Quentin Fulk He will be your main Deputy Director.
As national campaign co-chairs, Biden picked lawmakers Lisa Blunt-Rochester, Jim Clyburn, Chris Coons, Tammy Duckworth, Veronica Escobar and Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The “backbone” of the campaign
The note explains that the entire team forms “the backbone” of a campaign that will focus andn build and expand the coalition which sent Biden and Harris to the White House in 2020 “with more votes than any presidential race in the history of the country.”
So far Chávez Rodríguez, 45, has been Latina with the highest rank in the White House. According to the biography published by the campaign, she served as Biden’s senior adviser and director of intergovernmental affairs.
In this position, he was in charge of the work directly with governors, mayors and local officials from across the country to mobilize support for administration priorities and led White House coordination of emergency response efforts.
He served as deputy campaign manager for Biden and Harris in 2020 and assumed various roles in the Barack Obama administration (2009-2017).
During Obama’s tenure she held the position of deputy director of Public Link and was responsible for four years of efforts to reform the immigration system.
He also worked in coordination with the National Security Council in efforts to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba and the response to the massive migration of Central American families to the U.S. border.
Chávez Rodríguez has a long history as an activist linked to campaigns civil rights, women, workers and Latinos.
His grandfather, César Chávez (1927-1993), was an American of Mexican origin who since the 1960s has led the fight to improve the living conditions of agricultural workers, mainly in California.
Together with activist Dolores Huerta, he founded the American Farm Workers Association (UFWA), which later became the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).
It has been commemorated in the United States since 2014 Cesar Chavez Day, which is celebrated on March 31, the day of his birth. The date began to be commemorated during the tenure of former President Barack Obama.
Last month, on the occasion of that date, the first lady Jill Biden and Julie Chávez Rodríguez planted red roses in the gardens of the White House in honor of that defender of the rights of agricultural workers who became popular with the cry of “Yes we can!” .
After coming to power in January 2021, Biden was placed in the Oval Office of the White House a bust of Cesar Chavez.
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