Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Eliseo Medina

Immigrant Rights 04.25,14

On May 15, the civil and human rights community will honor Eliseo Medina with its highest honor, the Hubert. H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award. Medina is one of the nation’s most ardent and successful labor organizers and an expert at building diverse coalitions among local community and national partners.

Medina has stood at the vanguard of struggles for just wages, workers’ rights, voting rights, and access to health care as a longstanding voice for social and economic justice for the United Farm Workers and in his executive leadership roles at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

His leadership and impassioned engagement in the Fast for Families movement reflects his steadfast commitment to advancing immigration reform that protects civil and human rights and his dedication to charting commonsense pathways to citizenship.

Visit our Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner page for more information about tickets, sponsorship, and our two other nominees – Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. And to learn more about Eliseo Medina, read his full bio here.