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Julie Chavez Rodriguez and the Latino Legacy

For Julie Chavez Rodriguez, becoming a dynamic leader in today’s America could be her destiny as the granddaughter of civil rights icon Cesar Chavez. From her roots in the farmworker movement, Chavez Rodriguez has emerged as a pivotal member of President Biden’s re-election campaign and stands among one of the highest-ranking Latinas in the White House.

It was her upbringing, Chavez Rodriguez says, that instilled dedication and determination in her at an early age. As she navigates her current role in politics, Julie provides a glimpse into the strategic efforts to engage the Latino voter.

With an estimated 36.2 million Hispanics being eligible to vote this year, up from 32.3 million in 2020, Julie provides a glimpse into the strategic efforts to engage the Latino voter.

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About Our Guest

Julie Chavez Rodriguez

Julie Chavez Rodriguez served as Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, she served as a Deputy Campaign Manager on the Biden-Harris presidential campaign.

Before that, Julie Chavez Rodriguez was the National Political Director and traveling Chief of Staff for then-Senator Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Before launching Senator Harris’ campaign, she served as California State Director in her Senate office.

During the Obama-Biden Administration, Chavez Rodriguez served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Deputy Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement. She also worked in the Department of the Interior as the Director of Youth Employment and as Deputy Press Secretary to former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. She is the former Director of Programs at the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. A native of California, she is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.