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About Us

 

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 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 Eagle counties.

Click here to make a donation to Voces Unidas Action Fund. Donations to a 501(c)(4) organization are NOT tax-deductible. 

 

About Our Family of Organizations

We 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 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that organizes, trains and educates Latina and Latino leaders to create systemic change. This organization engages and educates voters. Donations to this charitable organization are tax-deductible. 


Voces Unidas Action Fund 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 Victory Fund is a nonprofit political organization (527) that makes independent expenditures to support candidates for public office who will support and champion pro-Latino, pro-immigrant social justice-centered policies. Donations to this organization are considered political contributions and are not tax-deductible.  

Voces Unidas Small Donor Committee is a nonprofit political organization (527) and a Colorado Small Donor Committee that makes direct contributions to candidates for public office. Donations to this organization are considered political contributions and are not tax-deductible.   

 

The Team

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Alex Sánchez

President and CEO

alex@vocesunidasaction.org

970-340-8502

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Alex Galeana

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Stephanie Tanny

Development Consultant

stephanie@vocesunidas.org

To contact our lobbyists, email emmab@strategies360.comTonette Salazar and Emma Bliesener (Strategies 360) represent Voces Unidas at the State Capitol.

For media inquiries, contact Mallory Feeney at mallory@onsightpublicaffairs.com or (563) 542-8299.

Looking for Voces Unidas de las Montañas, our affiliate organization? Click here to visit their website. 

 

Board of Directors

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Dusti Gurule
Chair

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 Executive Director of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and COLOR Action Fund, two state-wide organizations doing work in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Marissa Molina

Secretary/Treasurer

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.

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Claudia Fragoso

Board Member

Claudia is a founding board member. She is originally from Mexico City, where she graduated with a political science and public administration degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1997. Claudia has been organizing and advocating for the immigrant community in the Mountain Region since her early days in the valley. She currently serves as the regional manager of an Aspen-based company that employs thousands of Latinas and Latinos throughout Colorado in the hospitality, landscaping and construction fields.

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Alex Sánchez
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.

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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.