Ana Maria Archila

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Ana Maria Archila via Washington Post


Ana Maria Archila is an illegal alien and leftist activist from Colombia.[1]

She gained notoriety with fellow activist Maria Gallagher after she "cornered judiciary committee member Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an elevator and yelled at him for several minutes" during the hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.[2]

Ana Maria Archila is Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund, and serves on the National Advisory Board of the Working Families Organization. In 2016, her salary was $178,071.[3]

The Wyss Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Foundations are the biggest funders of the Center for Popular Democracy.[4]

Background

Ana Maria Archila became a staff member of the Latin American Integration Center (LAIC) in Queens, New York in 2001. The founding director of LAIC Samaria Archila, was a former human rights lawyer from Colombia and her aunt.[5]

National Leading From the Inside Out Alum

Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy was a 2015 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Leading From the Inside Out Alum.[6]

Organizing the Recovery

Organizing the Recovery: State-Based Activism on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was held at Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 “I” Street SW, Washington, DC May 10-12, 2010.[7]

Participants included Ana Maria Archila - Make The Road New York.

National Advisory Board

The National Advisory Board of the Working Families Organization is comprised of representatives from national progressive organizations and from each of our state organizations.

Board in January 2016;

Illegal Alien

From the College Fix:

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist and rising star within the Democrat Party, called Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a liar in a speech to Boston University college students on Monday…
"…She went on to hail 'activism' as the solution, and boasted to the crowd that one of the women who had cornered judiciary committee member Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an elevator and yelled at him for several minutes after he agreed to vote “yes” on Kavanaugh was from her district.
"“Ana Maria Archila is from our district, is from Queens,” Ocasio-Cortez, prompting a round of applause. “In fact, she is an immigration activist, which just goes to show intersectionality and how interwoven all of these fights are. Because she is putting everything on the line and risking deportation … not even for a direct immigration action but for the action of all survivors. And that’s how we need to be. We need to be championing the causes of our neighbors. That is what creates power and movement, coalition building.”

Arrested at Anti-ICE protest

Ana Maria Archila was one of "575 protesters [who] were arrested and escorted out of the Hart Senate Office Building in a mass demonstration that called for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency" in June 2018. She was quoted at the Chicago Tribune in relation to her role as executive director of Center for Popular Democracy, where she said calling for the disbandment of ICE "would have seemed absurd even a few months ago," But now it is central to the mission of her group and Thursday's march. "This country has finally been exposed to the brutality and inhumanity of immigration enforcement," she said. "This barrage of injustices has inspired us to say, 'No more. We will not be silent. We will not obey.'"

Article verbatim:

"They came from all over, took planes and buses from 47 states, slept at friends' homes or in churches and prepared to be arrested Thursday June 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
"Most of the participants were white women, stumbling over the syllables of Spanish-language chants. Many had never faced arrest before. But here they were.
"Capitol Police said 575 protesters were arrested and escorted out of the Hart Senate Office Building in a mass demonstration that called for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and an end to migrant family detentions and the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
"They were charged with unlawfully demonstrating, a misdemeanor.
"I have two kids, and as a white mother, there is almost no circumstance that they would be taken away from me - ever," said Victoria Farris, who slept Wednesday night in All Souls Church after participating in civil disobedience training. "I was awake one night because I couldn't sleep thinking about all those [immigrant] mothers and terrified children. I realized I had to do something more than protest, more than make a sign and march."
"Protesters unfurled banners inside the Hart building Thursday as others staged a sit-in, wrapping themselves in shiny, silver space blankets. The political banners, which aren't allowed in the building's lobby, were confiscated by police.
"Capitol Police process a group consisting mostly of women demonstrators inside the Hart building in Washington, D.C.
"Then the arrests began.
"Just after 3 p.m., protesters were rounded up in groups of a dozen or more and led out of the building.
""Abolish ICE," they shouted as more were moved out. "Shut it down."
"Demonstrators continued to sing and chant as they were led away.
"When the first group was escorted out of the building, the remaining crowd erupted in cheers.
"As police continued to clear the area, several senators greeted demonstrators, including Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
"I join them in calling on the Trump administration to reunite these families and give these kids back to their parents," Duckworth said. "On my side of things, I ask my colleagues, let's pass, finally, sensible immigration reform."
"Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., joined in the protest and was led out with marchers by Capitol Police. Actress Susan Sarandon, who marched at the front as the protest made its way down Constitution Avenue, was arrested with a group of demonstrators.
"It took about an hour to clear the women from the building.
"The protest began hours earlier at Freedom Plaza, where hundreds of women robed in white and carrying signs deriding the Trump administration's immigration policy had gathered. The protest was organized by a coalition of groups, including the Women's March and the immigrant advocacy organization Casa de Maryland.
"Several participants wrote "WE CARE" on their palms, a rebuke of the jacket first lady Melania Trump wore on her first trip to visit detained children near the border.
"Ana Maria Archila, executive director of Center for Popular Democracy, said calling for the disbandment of ICE "would have seemed absurd even a few months ago."
"But now it is central to the mission of her group and Thursday's march.
""This country has finally been exposed to the brutality and inhumanity of immigration enforcement," she said. "This barrage of injustices has inspired us to say, 'No more. We will not be silent. We will not obey.' "
"After gathering at Freedom Plaza, the group marched to the Justice Department before heading to the Hart building, singing hymns and protest songs all the way.
"Organizers of the D.C. rally said similar protests will take place in 351 congressional districts across the country.[8]

Make the Road New York

Ana Maria Archila discussed "how she and others turned a group called Make The Road New York into the city's largest community-advocacy organization" in 2014 at the Broadbent Institute.[9]

Comrades

Winnie Wong December 14, 2017 ·

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With Ana Maria Archila, Bob Bland, Linda Sarsour and Ady Barkan.

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