Yvonne Figueroa – Los Angeles
Yvonne Figueroa (she/her) is a passionate organizer, trainer, connector, and facilitator. She is rooted in a belief that all people have power, have a responsibility to build it collectively, and can wield it to create the conditions for life. As a lead organizer with LA Voice, Yvonne supports Clergy and Lay Leadership in building teams, going through the organizing process, building power and taking action on issues that are most important to them. LA Voice is a multi-racial, multi-faith community organization that awakens people to their own power, training them to speak, act, and work together to transform our County into one that reflects the dignity of all people. Together, they have passed historic legislation at the local, county, and state level that protect tenants from displacement, hold the police accountable, reinvest in communities, and channel resources to immigrants. Yvonne’s previous commitments include organizing with long term care workers at SEIU 2015 for higher wages and better benefits and registering thousands of individuals in the Antelope Valley to vote as part of the CA Vote Project.
Yvonne is the proud daughter of Salvadorian immigrants. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University Long Beach. Her loves include family, friends, music, dancing, hiking, exploring spirituality, healing arts and practices, and of course, organizing.