State House of Representatives
Arizona, 30th District
As a native Arizonan, mother, wife, and community advocate Raquel understands the value of hard work, listening to the needs of others, and never giving up in fighting for those needs.
Raquel serves as the Campaign Director for ISTANDWITHPP, a campaign fighting to protect Affordable Healthcare and women’s reproductive rights.
For the last twelve years, Raquel has been a vocal and active community advocate for civil, labor, immigrant, and women’s reproductive rights, mobilizing Arizonans through civic engagement and community organizing. Her efforts were used to rally against the injustices faced at the hands of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and SB1070 author, State Senate President Russell Pearce - resulting in Pearce’s recall and Arpaio’s reelection defeat.
She recently was the Regional Director of Mi Familia Vota’s Education Fund, committed to increasing civic participation through grassroots mobilization. Currently, Raquel serves on the Board of Chicanos Por La Causa, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for Arizona’s population through housing, education and workforce development.