Alejandra Gomez was born in Pomona, California to immigrant parents. Alejandra became aware of the US’ broken immigration system at a young age after Prop 187 was passed. Prop 187 was an anti-immigration law that targeted undocumented immigrants living in California in the mid-1990s. Alejandra’s father at the time was undocumented and Prop 187, forced Alejandra’s family to move to Arizona in hopes of escaping the dangers of Prop 187 and other anti-immigrant sentiment.
Alejandra began her career in community organizing in 2007, during the beginning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal suppression sweeps that were racially charged and targeted immigrant communities. Seeing the fear and harassment her community was experiencing and the remainder of her own childhood, Alejandra began working with Maricopa Citizens for Safety and Accountability to organize against Sheriff Arpaio and his unfair practices.
Since her start in organizing, Alejandra has focused her work on immigration rights through large-scale civic engagement efforts to bring out the Latino vote and direct action. Alejandra lives in Phoenix, AZ and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University. Alejandra was the Field Manager for the Adios Arpaio campaign that registered over 30,000 Latinos to vote. Rooted in the her family's immigration struggle, Alejandra lead the organizing efforts in the fight for DAPA and expanded DACA at United We Dream National Network as the Deputy Organizing Director.
Alejandra has dedicated her life to a commitment to social justice and community empowerment through grassroots mobilization. Currently, Alejandra serves as Co-Executive Director’s for the Arizona Center for Empowerment (ACE).
Somos America Coalition 2016 Leadership
- Roberto Reveles - Founding President
- Hector Yturralde - Past President
- Lydia Guzman - Past President
- Luis Avila - Past President
- Daniel Rodriguez - Past President
- Margarito Blancas - Past President
- Dr. Manuel Hernandez - President
- Johny Lozoya - Arizona Latino Arts & Culture Center
- Irene Chavez - LULAC
- Joanne Scott Woods - Arizona Communities for Change
- Rosa Maria Soto - ADAC
- Ralph Martinez - Arizona Hispanic Community Forum
- Alejandra Gomez - LUCHA
- Patrick Morales - Board member
- Angel Lucena - Board member — with Rosa Maria Soto Castro, Patrick Morales, Sheila Ryan and Roberto Reveles.
Arizona for Bernie Sanders
Belen Sisa February 23, 2016;
With Dru Talero, Shayna Stevens, Bren Pantilione, Jose Miranda, Tomas E. Robles, Jr., Channel Powe, Dan O'Neal, Jesus Gonzalez Jauregui, Chris Fleischman, Patrick Morales, Aldo Gonzalez and Alejandra Gomez at Our Revolution - Arizona for Bernie Sanders.