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 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 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 in a non-partisan way. 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 in support of or against local candidates for public office. Donations to this organization are considered political contributions and are not tax-deductible. Voces Unidas Action Fund provides financial support to this organization.
Voces Unidas Small Donor Committee is a nonprofit political organization (527) and a Colorado small donor committee (SDC) that makes direct contributions to candidates for public office. Donations to this organization are considered political contributions and are not tax-deductible. The first $50 of all eligible donations to the Voces Unidas Action Fund goes towards the SDC.
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.
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.
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.
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.