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Lucia Gómez is the Political Director of the NYC Central Labor Council – AFL-CIO. Prior to joining the NYC CLC, Lucia was the Director of Organizing and Strategic Partnerships for LiUNA Local 78. In different capacities, her life’s work has been around empowering Latinos, immigrants and their communities to take action through grassroots organizing, leadership development and civic engagement. Lucia has held high responsibility positions in government and non-government sectors. She has extensive knowledge of voting and enfranchisement laws, as well as extensive experience in election administration, geographic information systems, Census operations and community organizing. Ms. Gómez has a BA from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and studied anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México. Lucia is a graduate of the Cornell University/NYS AFL-CIO Union Leadership Institute, the Hispanic Federation/Baruch College – Leadership Institute, the Coro Immigrant Civic Leadership Program, a past Policy Fellow of the National Institute for Latino Policy, Board member for the NYS Immigrant Action Fund, Make the Road Action and the Vice-President of Latinas United for Political Empowerment Political Action Committee (LUPE PAC). She currently resides with her daughter, Victoria Jimenez Gomez, where she works daily towards developing and modeling the values of community empowerment, respect for diversity and strategic trouble making.