Message from Eduardo Munoz, Interim Director/ Mensaje de Eduardo Munoz

Dear friends and colleagues,

As the new interim executive director of P.A.S.O., I am excited to continue my commitment to this organization. I have been involved with P.A.S.O. since it was founded, working closely with students and high school personnel to organize for the DREAM Act. In 2010 I joined P.A.S.O. as a fellow, working with local parishes and community partners to establish our citizenship program. I then joined the board in 2012.

Over the years, I have seen and experienced first-hand P.A.S.O.’s victories at the local and state level.  The dedication, vision and power of P.A.S.O. leaders have made an impact in the lives of thousands of people, including my own. As part of P.A.S.O.’s board, I have been committed to ensuring we fulfill P.A.S.O’s mission, vision and goals and will continue this as interim director through the executive director succession and search.

Yesenia’s transition is bittersweet as she will be greatly missed but we are excited and proud of her as she begins this new journey. Yesenia established a solid foundation and formed a powerful team during her tenure as director, which will continue forward with the leadership of the Board, staff and leaders.

As interim executive director, I am fully committed to continue P.A.S.O.’s focus to create more equitable communities through social and racial justice; developing a powerful grassroots voice in the suburbs and collaborating with key partner organizations towards policies that improve the lives of our communities.  Feel free to contact me at eduardo@pasoaction.org or 708-410-2000.

And lastly, we invite you to Save the Date for P.A.S.O.’s Annual Dinner Celebration on Friday, November 6th 2015. We are honored to have Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as keynote speaker. Commissioner Garcia championed the Cook County ICE Detainer ordinance which ensured separation of local police and ICE and has been used as a model across the country. P.A.S.O. was proud to work with Commissioner Garcia to push for the passage of this important policy.

 

Sincerely,

Eduardo A. Munoz