As the Deputy Director of Civic Engagement for the NALEO Educational Fund — one of the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organizations that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service, Adán played a key role in supporting the implementation of the organization’s national ¡Ve y Vota! campaign — a nonpartisan, comprehensive civic participation strategy, designed to remove barriers to full Latino electoral participation and combat misinformation in Latino communities that lead to record-breaking Latino turnout in the 2020 Election — and the ¡Hágase Contar! and ¡Hazme Contar! campaigns — which sought to ensure a full count of the Latino community, including very young Latino children ages 0-5, in the United States in the 2020 Census.
This included fighting the addition of a citizenship question to the decennial enumeration, speaking on local and national Univision and Telemundo networks (including being quoted in the New York Times), and supporting the identification of community partners for the implementation of their national-train-the-trainer program that trained over 3,000 stakeholders across 15 states and 90 different cities, Twitter chats that reached over 2 million followers, Facebook townhalls that reached nearly 15,000 users, and weeks of action that mobilized Latino and LGBTQ+ communities nationwide.
Currently, Adán works for Facebook for Politics and Government Outreach, where he liaises with government officials, community stakeholders, government organizations, campaigns, and political organizations at the local government level in order to build out their presences on Facebook through best practices and understanding of new tools. Less than a year into his role, his team has already conducted the largest training series in their entire team’s history!
He has also supported the development and implementation of strategies to advance the statewide public policy agenda for other national civil rights organizations and has been named Inland Empire’s 30 Under 30 and a Latino Heritage Month Leader by Congresswoman Norma Torres.
Adán is serving the marginalized communities by organizing resources in a way that empowers and includes all voices. By actively advocating for others, he is boldly paving a path for future generations.