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Ana Maria Archila to Join Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the State of the Union



WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a video launch today on social media, the Center for Popular Democracy announces that our Co-Executive Director, Ana Maria Archila, will be joining Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an invited guest at the State of the Union.

A full version of the video can be found here.

“I, like millions of people, am filled with hope by Alexandria’s fierce leadership, her bold vision, and her relentless belief that our country is abundant,” said Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy. “We share the belief that if we confront the old power structures and make democracy work for people, we can build a country where we all live with dignity. It’s what led me to confront Senator Flake, and animates my work every day. When we act together, when we share our stories, when we raise our voices, we breathe life into our democracy and make the country of our dreams ever more possible. I am so honored to join AOC in imagining a State of the Union that includes all of us.”

Ana Maria Archila will be available for interviews and media appearances. To schedule, contact Lia Weintraub at lweintraub@populardemocracy.org or 202-618-2482.

Marlene Peralta, marlene.peralta@progressivecities.com 646-601-4267
Lia Weintraub, lweintraub@populardemocracy.org, 202-618-2482



The Center for Popular Democracy is a national network of more than 50 community organizations dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice through local grassroots organizing. CPD trains and supports leadership, staff, and members to grow base-building organizations to scale and leverage that strength to win cutting-edge policy victories at the federal, state and local level.