NORCROSS — Today, GALEO announces the new Deputy Director, Alejandro Chavez, grandson of legendary activist Cesar Chavez. Alejandro joins the efforts of GALEO to continue to build civic engagement and leadership development of the Latinx community in Georgia.
Alejandro (He/Him/Él) was born into the world of advocacy for Latinx rights. As Cesar Chavez’s grandson, organizing and leadership development are in his blood. Alejandro joined MoveOn.org to promote diplomatic solutions in the Middle East, successfully gaining public support from MoveOn members to push their elected officials to support the Iran Nuclear Deal. Following his time at MoveOn, Alejandro became the Senior Electoral Campaign Manager with Democracy for Americ
a. In 2020, he was the Political Director for Prop 207 Smart and Safe campaign in Arizona to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use which passed by 60%, the most of any marijuana initiative in the country.
“We are very excited to have Alejandro join our GALEO familia. Alejandro is a strong advocate for the rights of our communities, and his family’s legacy is vital to Latinos in our state. We know that Alejandro will do great work as our Deputy Director, and we look forward to our continuation of building and strengthening our work with the evolution to GALEO 2.0,” stated Jerry Gonzalez, CEO of GALEO and GALEO Impact Fund.