Joaquin Guerra is a former Political Director of the Texas Organizing Project. He is the 2013 winner of the SXSW Social Revolución Mobilizer Award and is the Regional Field Director for Keeping Families Together, the immigration reform campaign sponsored by the Center for Community Change (CCC). He previously served as the Digital Campaign Director for CCC and the Campaign Director for Presente.org, where he managed campaigns that use the Internet to give their members ongoing opportunities to strengthen the political voice of the Latino community.
He is a veteran of Sen. Bill Bradley and Gov. Richardson's presidential campaigns and some of his past work includes serving as a Senior Advisor to Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research on two Mexican electoral campaigns, Political Director of the Texas Organizing Project, directing digital strategies for Gov. Bill Richardson’s gubernatorial and presidential bids and managing digital campaigns for MoveOn.org, Presente.org, the Center for Community Change, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). At SEIU he developed of the online campaign model for stopping the deportations of DREAM Act-eligible students.
Before transitioning to the digital campaign space in 2005, Joaquín managed field programs, congressional and state representative campaigns between 1998 and 2004.
In 2000, he served as the Hispanic Field Director of the Texas Democratic Party and managed Congressman Martin Frost’s Dallas County GOTV field operation. He served as the South Texas Field Director for Tony Sanchez’ gubernatorial campaign in 2002 and in 2004 he was the Colorado State Director for Governor Bill Richardson’s 527, Moving America Forward. In 2005 he served as the State Field Director for the Democratic Party of New Mexico.
Fiercely passionate about developing the next generation of leaders, he is a co-founder of New Leaders Council in Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and a coach for New Leaders Council and the DCCC and a former coach and trainer for the New Organizing Institute and Democracy for America. He serves on the board for Pac+, a social justice PAC and MOVE San Antonio, a youth civic engagement organization.
Más Power Group
Más Power Group Jan 2013 – Present.
- Integrated campaign engagement firm dedicated to building purpose driven campaigns for Democratic and Progressive candidates and organizations.
At the White House
Julie Martinez Ortega, May 3, 2012
Texas Organizing Project
Political Director Jan 2014 – Jul 2015, Houston, Texas Area
"Plotting to... turn Texas Blue"
Steve Phillips May 15, 2013.
- Excited to be plotting and planning with great folks about how to turn Texas Blue and hearing results of Julie Martinez Ortega poll of Texas voters! — with Julie Martinez Ortega, Lorena Chambers, Joaquin Guerra, Eddy Morales and Jenn Brown at Four Seasons Hotel Austin.
Facing Race 2014
After the Black President: Politics and the New Majority
Communities of color overwhelmingly backed the election of President Obama - and are the future of U.S. politics. Hear about the seismic demographics shifts behind a new and powerful electorate in the South and Southwest. This is the beginning of profound change. At the local, state and Congressional level, this new voting block is electing social justice champions to address the communities’ most pressing needs. Texas, California, Hawaii and New Mexico are majority people of color states. 24 states have enough people of color to make the difference. Speakers: Aimee Allison, Joaquin Guerra, Julie Martinez Ortega.