Limited Government. Unlimited Opportunities.

We are all capable of contributing to the wellbeing of our community in our own unique way.

The LIBRE Initiative helps Latinos discover and develop their potential, by working to advance the solutions that create the freedom and opportunity for our community.

Driving Progress for Latinos in the U.S.

LIBRE brings people together to make a positive impact in the areas that matter most to Hispanics in this country – a strong economy and good jobs, access to affordable healthcare, safer communities, and quality education for our children.

Whether in Washington D.C. or your neighborhood, we work with lawmakers, thought leaders, and engaged community members to ensure that the American Dream is achievable for all Latinos.

Vive tu American Dream.

See The LIBRE Initiative in action and learn more about what we do to support our Latino community.

Our Leadership

Experience the force behind LIBRE, a team forged by years of dedicated advocacy and community mobilization expertise. We’re on a mission to dismantle obstacles that hinder prosperity, advocating for policies that expand freedoms and opportunities. Our members are driven by a profound commitment to the Latino community, born from personal understanding of the trials faced in pursuit of the American Dream. With passion as our fuel, we stand ready to empower and uplift, ensuring every voice is heard and every opportunity seized. Join us in our journey towards a brighter future for all.

Daniel Garza

Founding President

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Sandra Benitez

Executive Director

Joes Mallea, CEO of the LIBRE Initiative

Jose Mallea

Chief Executive Officer

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Jeffrey Baldwin

The LIBRE Institute, Director

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Andrea Costacamps

Digital Communications Manager

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Wadi Gaitan

Communications Director

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Cesar Grajales

Public Affairs Director & Sabor a Freedom Podcast Host

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Israel Ortega

Deputy Communications Director

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Judy Pino

Marketing Manager

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Janisset Rivero

The LIBRE Institute, Manager

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Isabel Soto

Policy Director

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Helder Toste

Government Affairs Liason

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David Velazquez

Sr. Advisor to State Operations

LIBRE Team Directory


Monet Bacs

Strategic Director

Phoenix, Arizona

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Yahaira Felix

Engagement Director

Phoenix, Arizona

Andrea Hernandez

Engagement Director

Phoenix, Arizona

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Brandon Huerta

Engagement Director

Tucson, Arizona

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Jonathan Soto Robles

Deputy Director of Grassroots

Phoenix, Arizona


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Angel Merlos

Strategic Director

Denver, Colorado

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Gerard Torrez

Engagement Director

Denver, Colorado


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Lunicel Alvarado

Engagement Director

Miami, Florida

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Catalina Ariza

Engagement Director

Kissimmee, Florida

Yosvany Pineda Bermudez's Headshot Photo

Yosvanny Bermudez

Engagement Director

Tampa, Florida

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Ivan Jaime Jr.

Engagement Director

Orlando, Florida

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Stephen Lopez

Engagement Director

Miami, Florida

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Magda Luz Diaz

Engagement Director

Tampa, Florida

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Juan M. Martinez Pabellon

Dep. Director of Grassroots

Kissimmee, Florida

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David Santiago

Strategic Director

Deltona, Florida

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Stephanie Torres

Dep. Director of Grassroots

Miami, Florida


Ricardo Alfaro's Headshot Photo

Ricardo Alfaro Castro

Engagement Director

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Miguel Pilar's Headshot Photo

Jaden Morrissey

Engagement Director

Grand Rapids, Michigan


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Eddie Diaz

Strategic Director

Las Vegas, Nevada

Gabriela Escudero's Headshot Photo

Gabriela Escudero

Engagement Director

Las Vegas, Nevada

Cesar Minera's Headshot Photo

Cesar Minera

Engagement Director

Reno, Nevada

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Alfa Sosa

Engagement Director

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Edgar Trejo

Engagement Director

Las Vegas, Nevada

New Mexico

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Matthew Brown

Strategic Director

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Jonathan Olivas

Engagement Director

Albuquergue, New Mexico

North Carolina

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Gerardo Lora

Dep. Director of Grassroots

Charlotte , North Carolina

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Jose Luis Mora Mendez

Engagement Director

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Cecilia Navas

Grassroots Engagement Director

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Larena Trocel

Engagement Director

Durham, North Carolina


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Leticia Damian

Engagement Director

Willard, Ohio

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Lair Marin-Marcum

Strategic Director

Colombus, Ohio


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Jennie Dallas

Strategic Director

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Uni Lopez

Engagement Director

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


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Juan D. Vasquez

Dep. Director of Grassroots

McAllen, Texas

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Cynthia Dominguez

Engagement Director

San Antonio, Texas

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Raul Espinoza Jr.

Strategic Director

Austin, Texas

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Gerson Hernandez

Engagement Director

Dallas, Texas

Jorge Martinez's Headshot Photo

Jorge Martinez

Coalitions Director

McAllen, Texas

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Monica Rodriguez

Engagement Director

McAllen, Texas

Enrique Romero's Headshot Photo

Enrique Romero

Engagement Director

El Paso, Texas


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Yesid Alejandro Beltran

Engagement Director

Norhern VA, Virginia

Andre Lopez

Engagement Director

Richmond, Virginia

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Joshua Raimundo

Strategic Director

Richmond, Virginia

Emily Romero

Communications Associate

Arlington, Virginia

Leandro Ruiz-Fernandez

Dep. Director of Grassroots

Falls Church, Virginia

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Patricia Turner

Project Coordinator

Arlington, Virginia


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Anna Flores

Engagement Director

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Take Action Today

Help to remove barriers and drive impact for our Latino community. Learn about different ways of getting involved and making positive change with The LIBRE Initiative.

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Latinos, your voice counts and we want to hear from you. Reach out to meet with a LIBRE team member, virtually or in person near you.

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