Voces Unidas Action Fund is a new 501(c)(4) advocacy nonprofit organization, created by Latinas and Latinos, to build and grow our community's political power in the central mountain region because we believe that this is how we can make our valleys more equitable.
For us, having political power means being able to exercise our voice and agency to lead change in our communities, and having full access, opportunity and influence in all civic and political systems.
The central mountain region includes Summit, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties.
Click here to make a donation to Voces Unidas Action Fund. Donations to a 501(c)(4) organization are NOT tax-deductible.
Our Family of Independent Organizations
Voces Unidas are several separate organizations, working independently to accomplish the larger mission of building community and political power for Latinas and Latinos in the central mountain region.
Voces Unidas de las Montañas (VUDLM) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonpartisan organization that organizes, trains and mobilizes Latina and Latino leaders to create systemic change in their communities. This organization also engages and educates voters on policy issues and takes positions on ballot initiatives. VUDLM partners with VUAF on shared policy goals. Donations to this charitable organization are tax-deductible.
Voces Unidas Action Fund (VUAF) is a 501(c)(4) advocacy nonprofit organization that lobbies for specific public policies and holds elected officials accountable. This organization engages voters and endorses candidates for public office. Contributions to this organization are not tax-deductible.
Voces Unidas Small Donor Committee (VUSDC) is a small donor committee (SDC) in Colorado that makes direct contributions to candidates for public office. Max contribution from a natural person is $50 per year. Donations are considered political contributions. The first $50 of all eligible donations to VUAF go to the SDC. Corporations are prohibited from contributing to the SDC. This committee is part of Voces Unidas Political Fund, a 527 nonprofit political organization.
Voces Unidas Political Action Committees (VUPACs) is both a federal and a state PAC that makes direct contributions to federal and Colorado candidates for public office. Max contribution from a natural person is $5,000 per year for federal and $625 per 2-year cycle for state. Donations are considered political contributions. Corporations are prohibited from contributing to the federal PAC but can contribute to the state PAC. These two committees are part of Voces Unidas Political Fund, a 527 political nonprofit organization.
Voces Unidas Victory Fund (VUVF) is an independent expenditure committee (IE) in Colorado that makes independent expenditures in support of or against local candidates for public office. Corporations and natural persons have no limits on contributions. Donations are considered political contributions. VUAF provides significant financial support to this committee. This entity is both a committee and a 527 nonprofit political organization.
Board of Directors
Voces Unidas Action Fund
Dusti is a founding board member and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors. She is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of nonprofit, public service, and community organizing experience. Dusti has founded and led many nationally-recognized progressive nonprofit and political organizations and served as an Obama appointee with the U.S. Department of Labor for six years. She is currently the President and CEO of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and COLOR Action Fund, two statewide organizations doing work in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Marisa joined the board in September 2021 and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer. She serves as the Colorado State Immigration Manager for FWD.us, a bipartisan political-advocacy organization started by business and tech leaders committed to meaningful reform within the country’s immigration and criminal justice systems. Marissa graduated from Glenwood Springs High School.
Blanca Uzeta O'Leary
Blanca joined the C4 board in October 2022. Previously, she served as Chair of the board of our sister organization, Voces Unidas de las Montañas. Blanca is an attorney, licensed in Texas, with a political science degree and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas. An active community leader, Blanca serves in numerous public roles including Colorado's Judicial Nominations Commission and most recently on the Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission. Blanca lives in Aspen and is a former chair of Pitkin County Democrats.
President and CEO; Ex Officio Board Member
Alex is the founder of Voces Unidas Action Fund. As the President and CEO of both the C4 and its affiliated C3 organization, Alex holds a seat on the Board of Directors as an ex officio member, with limited voting powers. An experienced executive and community organizer, Alex has led other nonprofits, managed his own political consulting firm, and has extensive corporate and government experience at the senior management level. Alex grew up in a small town in Jalisco, Mexico until the age of 9. When his family moved to the United States, Alex lived in El Jebel and attended Basalt schools as an English language learner.
Alex founded Voces Unidas Action Fund in 2021.
While affiliated, Voces Unidas Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, should not be confused with Voces Unidas de las Montañas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Each independent organization does different activities in support of our missions.