Ali Lozano Joins California Common Cause as New Voting Rights & Redistricting Program Manager

San Francisco, CA – California Common Cause (CCC) has named Alesandra (Ali) Lozano as its new Voting Rights & Redistricting Program Manager. Ali will lead California Common Cause’s work on voter protection, voting rights legislation, election administration, and local redistricting. Lozano will officially join CCC on October 4th after serving as the Director of Advocacy & Communications at the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP).

“For the past eight years, I have had the privilege of working on the social justice frontlines in Texas and specifically in the heart of the fight to protect voting rights in Texas for the last two and half years at TCRP,” said Ali Lozano. “I am excited to bring my professional and lived experiences to Common Cause to build a democracy that includes everyone. And as a Los Angeles native, I am very much looking forward to returning to my home state.”

Lozano co-led TCRP’s legislative advocacy committee this past year, developing and executing the organization’s legislative strategy around fighting against sweeping voter suppression efforts, like Senate Bill 1, at the Texas state legislature.

“Since 2019, Ali has been an incredible asset to our organization. She is committed to effecting real and lasting positive change, particularly for people of color, young people, people with disabilities, the GLBTQIA community and others who have been historically shut out of positions of power in Texas,” said Mimi Marziani, President of the Texas Civil Right Project. “While we will miss her dearly, I cannot wait to watch her shine in this new role at California Common Cause protecting Californians’ right to vote.”

“We could not be happier to add Ali and her incredible talents to our team,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, Executive Director at California Common Cause. “We have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to design and build a California democracy that finally includes all of California’s communities. Given Ali’s long experience in Texas, we believe she will help us do that.”

California Common Cause, a state organization of the national organization Common Cause Education Fund, is dedicated to building a democracy that includes everyone. The organization works on voting rights, redistricting reform, media and democracy issues, and money in politics to end structural inequities in our state and local democracies and to create governments at all levels that are accountable to and reflective of California’s communities. The Voting Rights & Redistricting Program Manager will have the chance to work on implementation of new voting systems to ensure they work for voters; help design a new approach to language access in California elections; and develop a new, more community-centered redistricting process for the next decade.

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