Jose Requena

Jose Requena profileJose Requena grew up in Chicago in the Little Village neighborhood. With a background in creative writing and urban planning, Jose has been involved in organizing efforts such as working on comprehensive immigration reform with Organizing for Action and with local nonprofits such as the Pilsen Alliance. He has volunteered on numerous electoral campaigns and has worked with independent political organizations and the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America to affect his hometown’s politics. He was an early volunteer for the progressive organizations Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. Jose has worked to connect groups with to the local organizing efforts of national campaigns such as the Poor People’s Campaign and the Sunrise Movement. With so many efforts around the city and country working towards a future to believe in, Jose hopes these grassroots voices will lead the charge to elect Bernie Sanders in 2020. #NotMeUs