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ACLU of Nevada Board | ACLU of Nevada
Yvanna Cancela, Board Member
Yvanna Cancela is the political director at UNITE HERE's Local 226, the Culinary Workers Union.
The Culinary represents 55,000 casino workers on the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.
develops the political training, strategy, and mobilization programs for members.
Yvanna's work has focused on community involvement and political mobilization.
In 2014, Yvanna
was named a White House Champion of Change for her
work in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.
has dedicated herself to ensuring workers have a strong voice on the job and in their communities.
believes all jobs should give people the opportunity to provide for their families and themselves.
Yvanna graduated from Northwestern University in 2010 with a degree in communication studies.
Civil Libertarians of the Year | ACLU of Nevada
Yvanna Cancela is the political director at Culinary Workers Union Local 226 of UNITE HERE, Nevada's largest union with over 55,000 members.
is responsible developing an overarching agenda to advance workers' rights.
has dedicated her
career to advancing workplace justice and fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.
She led programs to increase members' awareness and civic engagement that resulted in the registration of thousands of new Latino voters, as well as record voter turnout among union members.
Throughout the last year and a half, Yvanna
has worked to organize union members to pressure Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.
aims to empower workers to exercise their voices and push for change.
Despite being the political director, Yvanna stays closely involved with the worker organizing.
In 2013, she
was awarded the White House's César Chávez?Champions of Change award for the union's work on organizing for comprehensive immigration reform.
Yvanna was born and raised in Miama, Florida.
She graduated from Northwestern University in 2010.
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"For our members that kind of a message would certainly resonate," said Yvanna Cancela, political director for the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas.
Yvanna Cancela, Political ...
Yvanna Cancela, Political Director, Culinary Workers Union Local 226
"It helps him tell a really ...
"It helps him tell a really good story in Vegas," said Yvanna Cancela, political director of the Culinary Workers Union, which represents many casino workers.