2013 Winner: Joaquin H. Guerra

The Mobilizer

Joaquin Guerra has run digital programs and strategies for political campaigns in the past, but in the summer of 2009 he used digital engagement to tell Walter Lara’s story and in return created a movement that allowed for his stay from deportation. Since then this model has been used by many other organizations like DREAMACTIVIST, United We DREAM and Change.org to stop the deportations of thousands of other DREAMers. This Revolucionario has not only empowered the immigrant rights movement but has also helped non-profits, especially those that serve low-income communities of color, to build their digital engagement capacity.