Gutierrez joins as Organization Staffs Up for the 2022 Election Cycle
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Latino Victory Project announced that Yvonne Gutierrez has joined the organization as the managing director. The hire is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to staff up as it prepares for the 2022 electoral cycle.
“We are thrilled to welcome Yvonne Gutierrez to Latino Victory,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Project President and CEO. “With an extensive portfolio that spans nearly two decades of experience as an executive, coalition builder, and program and campaign developer, Yvonne brings a high-caliber leadership that will be critical to Latino Victory’s success in the 2022 election. She’s a dauntless advocate for progressive issues who has fought for women’s reproductive rights and representation, which is a key attribute that will help steer the organization to the next level. Her experience and commitment are a driving force, and we’re proud to have her as an integral part of our leadership.”
Before joining Latino Victory, Yvonne served on the leadership team of Supermajority, a member-based organization that trains and mobilizes women of all ages, races and backgrounds to advocate for gender equity and get out the vote.
“I am honored to join Latino Victory and continue the work of building Latino political representation and strengthening the Latino community’s voice in politics,” said Yvonne Gutierrez, Latino Victory Project Managing Director. “Latinos will play an important role in the 2022 election in the ballot box and on the ballot, and we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to elect more Latinos and mobilize our community’s powerful 32-million voting bloc. I look forward to working with Latino Victory’s leadership and its stellar team to prepare to win big in 2022 and beyond.”
Yvonne began her career with Planned Parenthood in Texas, where she spent nearly 15 years advocating for all Texans’ reproductive health and rights. As Vice President of Public Affairs for PP South Texas (PPST), Yvonne worked throughout the region to build support for the organization with elected and community leaders and partner organizations. Yvonne then moved up to lead as Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (Texas and Louisiana) where she successfully lobbied state legislatures in Texas and Louisiana and oversaw grassroots organizing efforts. In 2014, Yvonne co-founded Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV), the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood in Texas. She served as its first executive director, holding the position for over five years. Dedicating her life to civic engagement, Yvonne serves as vice-chair of the board of directors for Rewire News and as a board member of the Workers Defense Action Fund. Most recently, Yvonne was selected to serve on the advisory board for the Gender Equity Action Fund.
The Latino Victory Project develops a pipeline of Latino leaders and shapes public discourse to reflect the growing influence of the Latino community while also building cross-constituency alliances that can move the country forward.