Daniel Ortiz - (Virtual Event Only)
March 20, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT.
part of a series on Identity
About the speaker
Daniel Ortiz is the outreach director for Policy Matters Ohio. A native of Lorain, Ohio and graduate of Oberlin College, Ortiz joined Policy Matters in 2016 and brings 15 years’ experience in organizing, campaign strategy and education. Before his work with Policy Matters Daniel worked at the local, state and national level leading campaigns and managing key partnerships across the Midwest and the South. Since returning to Ohio, Daniel has been an advocate for voting rights, a complete count in the 2020 Census, policies that increase equity and help vulnerable communities. He draws from experience as a teacher and work as a campaign professional to develop programs that connect Policy Matters research with the community.
Daniel is a member of the Hispanic Roundtable and previously served on the boards of the Young Latino Network and Hispanic Alliance
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