About Alondra Cano
I was raised in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. with my family at age 10. I have deep roots and a long history in Minneapolis fighting for student and immigrant rights, empowering disenfranchised communities, and working to advance environmental justice.
As Associate Director for the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network, I led efforts for fair immigration reform and organized for access to higher education for all. I spearheaded the strategy to pass the Minnesota Dream Act and organized students to keep the culturally and racially diverse University of Minnesota General College open.
As Aide to Minneapolis City Council Vice President Robert Lilligren, I pushed for initiatives to make city government more representative of the people by launching the city’s first Latino Engagement Task Force, establishing diverse membership on the Office of Sustainability’s Environmental Justice Workgroup, and by promoting public art investment in underserved communities and major transportation projects.
As as Senior Communications and Public Affairs Specialist for the Minneapolis School District, I led the district’s efforts to better inform families and students through the lens of language and culture.
My three sons and I are active in the East Phillips Neighborhood.
Last updated Jan. 15, 2014