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Executive Director

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Audé Negrete

Executive Director
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Audé Negrete Banos is a passionate advocate for social justice focusing on children’s, women’s, and Immigrant’s rights.  For over two decades her advocacy has taken her around the United States and Mexico.  Audé credits her mother and father for instilling in her a great deal of compassion and empathy for others, and a value system that teaches we only win when our community wins. 

In her advocacy work Audé helped pass the Maryland Dream Act, organized community leaders to testify in the Kansas legislature, empowered tenants to fight for their housing rights, directed a presidential campaign in Kansas, assisted detained asylum seekers prepare their court cases, founded community-based civic engagement organizations for underrepresented constituencies, and advised several groups on how to bridge the gap between their organization and the community they serve.

Audé  excels with data driven community mobilizing efforts centered around low voter propensity constituencies. She efficiently delivers results through effective community organizing strategies and long term planning. Audé holds degrees in Spanish, Political Science, and International Studies from the University of Kansas.

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Audé Negrete Banos is a passionate advocate for social justice focusing on children’s, women’s, and Immigrant’s rights.  For over two decades her advocacy has taken her around the United States and Mexico.  Audé credits her mother and father for instilling in her a great deal of compassion and empathy for others, and a value system that teaches we only win when our community wins. 

In her advocacy work Audé helped pass the Maryland Dream Act, organized community leaders to testify in the Kansas legislature, empowered tenants to fight for their housing rights, directed a presidential campaign in Kansas, assisted detained asylum seekers prepare their court cases, founded community-based civic engagement organizations for underrepresented constituencies, and advised several groups on how to bridge the gap between their organization and the community they serve.

Audé  excels with data driven community mobilizing efforts centered around low voter propensity constituencies. She efficiently delivers results through effective community organizing strategies and long term planning. Audé holds degrees in Spanish, Political Science, and International Studies from the University of Kansas.