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Political Director

Phone: (702) ***-****  
Email: y***@***.org
Local Address: , Nevada, United States
Culinary Workers Union Local 226
1630 S. Commerce St.
Las Vegas , Nevada 89102
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Northwestern University
27 Total References
Web References
Civil Libertarians of the Year | ACLU of Nevada
aclunv.org, 22 Feb 2015 [cached]
Yvanna Cancela
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Yvanna Cancela is the political director at Culinary Workers Union Local 226 of UNITE HERE, Nevada's largest union with over 55,000 members. She is responsible developing an overarching agenda to advance workers' rights. Yvanna 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. Through her work, she 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.
Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., right, appears ...
www.reviewjournal.com, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., right, appears with Yvanna Cancela, left, Culinary Union Local 226 political director as they launch the Culinary Union's canvassing efforts in Nevada at union headquarters in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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"I don't think we're at the decision-making point, but our members are very concerned about this considering how hard they fought for the health care that they have," said Yvanna Cancela, spokeswoman for Culinary Local 226.
"It helps him tell a really ...
townhall.com, 28 May 2015 [cached]
"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.
"Without question, the economy and Vegas ...
www.westfieldrepublican.com, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
"Without question, the economy and Vegas workers will feel the negative impact of losing thousands of rodeo tourists," said Yvanna Cancela, spokeswoman for the large Culinary Union.
Yvanna Cancela Named 2014 Civil ...
www.aclunv.org, 15 May 2014 [cached]
Yvanna Cancela Named 2014 Civil Libertarian of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2014
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LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is pleased to announce that Yvanna Cancela has been chosen to receive the 2014 Emilie Wanderer Civil Libertarian of the Year award. Cancela is the political director at Culinary Workers Union Local 226 of UNITE HERE. The ACLU of Nevada is honoring Cancela for her leadership on immigrants' rights issues, her work coordinating a statewide campaign in Nevada for comprehensive immigration reform, and for standing up for worker rights.
The ACLU of Nevada will present Cancela with the Civil Libertarian of the Year award at its Twelfth Annual Celebration of Civil Liberties on Friday, June 13, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
"Yvanna has been a steadfast champion of immigration reform for many years. We recognize her for her unwavering commitment to achieving citizenship and worker status for those who want the same opportunities to earn a living, raise their families and participate fully in our community. Worker rights and protections, healthcare, and a living wage also motivate Yvanna to improve our community and state, and we are proud to honor her for it," said Tod Story, ACLU of Nevada Executive Director.
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Through my work at the Culinary Union, I have been privileged to be a part of a movement to reunite families and improve the lives of working women and men," said Cancela.
Cancela lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a union leader who has dedicated her career to advancing workplace justice and fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. In 2011, Cancela was appointed the Political Director of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 - Nevada's largest union, with over 55,000 members - and is responsible developing an overarching agenda to advance workers' rights. 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, Cancela has worked to organize union members to pressure Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. Through her work, Cancela aims to empower workers to exercise their voices and push for change. Despite being the political director, Cancela 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. Cancela was born and raised in Miama, Florida. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2010.
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