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Rey López-Calderón is Vice-President for Development at 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 20 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 (he relaunched the state organization). 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. He currently splits his time between Washington DC and California where he lives with his husband and three Toy Fox Terriers.


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