Yvanna Cancela

Yvanna D. Cancela

Political Director at The Culinary Union

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1630 S. Commerce St., Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
HQ Phone:
(702) 385-2131

General Information


Political Director - UNITE HERE

Contributor - Las Vegas Review-Journal Inc


degree - communication studies , Northwestern University


Board Member - ACLU

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Nevada Senate race heats up, with Latino voters' help - Latino Public Policy Foundation

"These are the housekeepers, kitchen workers and porters that will change the landscape of the election," said Yvanna Cancela, a spokeswoman for the Culinary Union, as she sent 100 workers on a Sunday afternoon get-out-the-vote effort.

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Marco Rubio Returns To Childhood Home: Las Vegas, Not Miami - Hispanic Market Works

"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.

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Civil Libertarians of the Year | ACLU of Nevada

Yvanna Cancela
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.

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