Director of Organizing
Pedro Ramirez joined the Community Water Center in 2016. As Director of Organizing, Pedro leads our organizing team and builds community power for water justice in the San Joaquin Valley where he grew up.
Pedro is passionate about community involvement and dedicated to giving a voice to underrepresented communities. As an undocumented Immigrant, Pedro has worked with elected officials and various groups to champion pro-immigrant policies such as the California Dream Act, the Federal Dream Act, and access to an affordable quality education. In 2010, Pedro was elected Student Body President at Fresno State. As one of the nation's first undocumented student government leaders; Pedro was able to advocate for immigration reform and share his story on national media.
In 2011 Pedro was elected to serve as Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the California State Student Association (CSSA), representing over 420,000 students, the largest university system in the United States, as the spokesperson and lead liaison on higher education legislative policy matters pending before Congress and the State of California. Pedro also held a position as a communications fellow with the United Farm Workers Foundation (UFWF) where he worked on the legislative campaign on immigration reform.
Prior to joining the Community Water Center Pedro served as a council aide for Los Angeles Council Member Gilbert Cedillo. As a Constituent Service Deputy handling constituent concerns, navigating through the city bureaucracy, and managing the public works projects in Council District 1.
Pedro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Cal State Fresno and a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Urban Planning from Cal State Long Beach. When Pedro has free time he likes to visit the nearby beaches, hiking, and attends local concerts with his friends.
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