Elvira Suarez-Din

Elvira Suarez Din was born and raised in El Centro California. She is the daughter of immigrants and the first generation in her family, along with her 2 older sisters, to be born in the United States and to graduate from college. Elvira studied political science and public policy at Arizona Western College and UC San Diego. Growing up in an underserved border community made it clear to Elvira that issues affecting her community often stemmed from representation that was disconnected from the people they served and inspired her to work to empower women, people of color, underrepresented students and working families. Elvira started community organizing in Tucson through civic engagement work with students, political education, and lobbying elected officials with LUCHA. Elvira led efforts to register new voters in Pinal and Pima County and knock on doors to get the vote out in 2018. In 2019, Elvira was the field director for Regina Romero’s historic campaign for Tucson Mayor and helped elect the city’s first Latina and woman mayor. Elvira is looking forward to continuing to organize with her community and build collective power to influence the future of politics.