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Eliseo Medina

Labor Union Activist & Former Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union
Eliseo Medina is described by the "Los Angeles Times" as "one of the most successful labor organizers in the country" and was named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latino Leaders in "Poder" magazine. As the former international secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union and the current chair of the Immigration and Latino Civic Engagement Initiative, Medina leads the union’s efforts to achieve commonsense immigration reform that rebuilds the nation's economy, secures equal labor- and civil-rights protections for workers to improve their wages and work conditions, and provides legal channels and a path to citizenship. Medina's work to help grow Latino voting strength in the 2012 elections is widely recognized as a significant factor in propelling the 2013 to 2014 debate in Congress over common sense immigration reform.