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Maria Reyes
National Organizer, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Maria has been an active member of Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), one of the NDWA’s founding member organizations, since 1999. She is a committed worker-leader within the NDWA who has mobilized countless other domestic workers to build support for the California Bill of Rights Campaign and other NDWA initiatives. As an immigrant woman with experience as a domestic worker, and as a long-time community organizer, Maria is excited to focus her energies on building the NDWA and winning victories with other domestic workers in her new role as National Organizer.

Over the years, Maria has served in a number of leadership positions within MUA, including President of MUA’s Board of Directors, member of MUA’s Strategic Planning Committee, peer counselor, group facilitator, and campaign leader. Maria is a graduate of numerous organizer and community leadership trainings, and has used her skills to build MUA’s membership and mobilize her community around critical issues related to the rights of immigrants, women and excluded workers. She is a skilled public speaker who has facilitated know-your-rights presentations and workshops on domestic violence and sexual assault, and has represented both MUA and the NDWA with the media, at conferences and in coalitions. Maria has participated in a number of strategic actions including the Hunger Strike for Justice for Immigrants and the cross-country Immigrant Workers’ Freedom Ride, and is known for speaking out eloquently and powerfully on behalf of her community