Marisa Franco is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Mijente and Mijente Support Committee, a digital and grassroots organizing hub for Latinx and Chicanx people. Founded in 2015, Mijente has become the leading organization for Latinx organizing. This is demonstrated through its electoral victories ousting Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona, and mobilizing Latinx voters in Georgia and emerging battleground states, which led to uncovering the role of technology and data companies within policing and immigration enforcement.
In her nearly 20 years of work as an organizer and movement builder, Marisa has helped lead key, innovative, and effective grassroots organizing campaigns rooted in low-income and communities of color. She is a trusted leader across sectors and on issues of campaigns, movement building, and political analysis. Marisa was named a New York Times Visionary in 2018 and has been featured on CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, MSNBC, Univision, Politico, and Democracy Now. When not organizing, Marisa enjoys cooking, DIY projects, a good game of pool, and an old-fashioned debate.