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Rey López-Calderón is the executive director of California Common Cause. López-Calderón’s career as an activist started with student organizing and his work as a volunteer organizer for the United Farm Workers of America in Orange County, CA. He has since worked for over 25 years in faith, labor, education, and political organizing. He has helped found several organizations including the Academy for Urban School Leadership, Latino Union, Alliance of the Southeast, and Common Cause in Illinois (relaunched the state organization).

Most recently, as vice-president for development, he led an overhaul of Common Cause’s fundraising operations at the national office in Washington D.C. He is an alumni award winner from the University of Chicago, where he was graduated with general honors. He holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul College of Law. López-Calderón has appeared on or been quoted in media outlets including Al Jazeera International, Fox News, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Univision, Telemundo, ABC, and In These Times, among others. If he’s not working, you might find him near the San Diego/Tijuana border where he lives with his husband and three toy fox terriers.

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