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Jorge Neri

Associate Director of Public Engagement

Jorge Neri serves as an Associate Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement. In this role, he is the White House’s primary liaison to the Latino community and on immigration related issues. Prior to joining the White House, Jorge served as the Deputy Campaign Manager and Field Director at the Alliance for Citizenship. Jorge also worked on President Obama’s reelection campaign, first as a National Regional Field Director and then as the Nevada Field Director. Under Jorge’s leadership, the Nevada campaign registered over 40,000 voters in the last month of voter registration and President Obama won the State by 6 points, with record turnout among Latinos.

Before joining the Obama reelection campaign, Jorge organized with the Center for Community Change, where he worked on the Center’s Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) project, in addition to other roles. Additionally, Jorge has served as a union organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), helping to build the union’s Latino membership base in Ohio and Chicago and as an organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), where he began his organizing career eight years ago. Jorge was raised by his mother in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

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