Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is bringing on the granddaughter of civil rights leader César Chávez as a senior adviser to help with Latinx outreach and building out its operation in the states.
Some Latinx leaders have criticized the Biden campaign, saying it’s not doing enough to reach out to the key demographic group.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez previously worked as co-national political director on California Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign and was her California state director before that. She also served in the Obama administration, overseeing the White House’s engagement with LGBT, Latinx, veteran, youth, education, labor and progressive leaders.
She’s joining Cristóbal Alex, a former president of the Latinx Victory Fund, who serves as Biden’s senior adviser for issues involving Hispanic voters.