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Lizette Escobedo

Lizette Escobedo currently serves as Associate Vice President of Civic Engagement and Advocacy at AltaMed Health Services, where she has led the successful scale up and implementation of civic engagement campaigns as well as the successful strategic implementation of ¡Andale! ¿Que Esperas?!, an eleven-million-dollar vaccine outreach and education effort, which led to over 130,000 vaccinations statewide. Most recently, Escobedo led the successful revamp of AltaMed’s My Vote. My Health. campaign reaching over half a million Latino voters in Los Angeles and Orange Counties during the 2022 Midterm Election. Prior to her role at AltaMed, Lizette served as National Director of Civic Engagement at NALEO Educational Fund overseeing the Civic Engagement Department of over 30 staff and the organization’s Latino civic engagement efforts nationally. Escobedo formerly served as Director of National Census Programs at the NALEO Educational Fund where she led national efforts to ensure a full count of Latinos in the 2020 Census. She served in a similar role with NALEO Ed Fund during the 2010 Census.

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Prior to returning to NALEO Educational Fund she worked as Communications Director at SEIU Local 2015, one of the largest long-term care local unions in the country representing over 386,000 long-term care workers. Throughout the course of her career Lizette has led and organized social justice, civic engagement, and issue campaigns -- playing a lead role in one of the largest nationally coordinated Immigration Reform alliances, the Alliance for Citizenship. During her role as Communications and Development Director at the Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Lizette helped raise over $1.4 million and helped launch civic engagement campaigns in key battleground states. In 2019 Escobedo was named Woman of the Year by California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (AD 57) and was most recently featured on Univision-Los Angeles as a “lider comunitaria.”     


Lizette graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she earned a B.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and currently serves on the Board of Make the Road States. 

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