Mayra López-Zuñiga, State Organizing Manager, is a seasoned community organizer and political strategist with a profound commitment to tackling the various systems of oppression that hinder us to live in the world as it should be rather than the world as it is. She has over 10 years of experience organizing with communities of color around immigration, education, and political representation. An organizer at heart, Mayra’s north star is to create a society where her mix-status, working class, immigrant family can live and thrive with dignity. She has worked extensively in progressive politics in Illinois and has managed electoral campaigns at the municipal, county, and state level. She strongly believes that elections are a powerful tool for us to create the conditions for system-wide change but believes organized people are the real source of power. When she is not looking for good trouble, she spends her time arguing passionately that ramen and birria should not mix, hiking mountains and enjoying hoppy beverages in local taprooms. Mayra holds a B.A in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She is a at-large delegate of United Working Families and a proud member of Mijente.