Suguey Hernández


Suguey is a first generation indigenous Mexican queer dancer and organizer from Michoacan, Mexico and California. Suguey is the granddaughter of traditional indigenous farmers and daughter of migrant farm workers. Prior to the launch of Power California, she joined Mobilize The Immigrant Vote in 2015 with nearly a decade of civic engagement and labor organizing experience in Arizona and California. As the Chief Political Strategist she leads Power California's field strategy and civic engagement campaigns to engage and mobilize young voters of color. In 2016, Suguey lead the joint MIV-YVote effort to contact 100,000 voters of color. In 2018, during the historic Midterm election, Power California and its partners reached nearly 175,000 young voters of color under her leadership. She previously worked with organizations including National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  Suguey holds a Bachelor's in Ethnic Studies and Political Science from University of California at Berkeley. She is an active practitioner of Indigenous spirituality and lives in Santa Rosa, CA.