Cesar Vargas is a nationally recognized leader at the forefront of the fight for immigration reform and the DREAM Act. Mr. Vargas was the National Latino Outreach Strategist for Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. He has been recognized as one of Huffington Post’s “Prominent Latinos in American Politics”. Cesar was brought to New York from Mexico at age 5 after his father passed away. He excelled academically and was an honors student in both college and law school. As an undocumented law graduate from the City University of New York School of Law, he led the fight for equal opportunity and access to the practice of law.
Yesenia Mata is an education and immigration activist in Chicago and New York City. As the daughter to former undocumented immigrants, Yesenia has advocated for immigration reform in Washington D.C. Growing up in the South Side of Chicago, she saw the need to adequately fund public schools.