Miranda Galindo is a civil rights litigator who joined Demos in September 2018. Her voting rights docket fights for a truly inclusive democracy by taking on language discrimination in election materials, failures to provide voter registration opportunities, and other voter suppression tactics that disproportionately disenfranchise people of color and low-income people. Miranda’s democracy reform work is tied to movement leaders who are building power for communities of color and winning structural change at the state and local level.
Miranda was previously an attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in Los Angeles, where she fought for the civil rights of the Latino community through impact litigation and policy reforms that targeted access to health care, unfair debt collection practices, parental participation rights, employment discrimination, and unlawful seizures of vehicles by law enforcement. She developed a bill that became law in 2018, which amended the California Vehicle Code to ensure that law enforcement upholds the constitutional property rights of vehicle owners against unreasonable government seizures. Miranda was a Fried Frank/MALDEF Fellow, Council President of the Stein Scholars Program in Pubic Interest Law and Ethics, and a New York City Coro Fellow. She advocated for the rights of day care and home care workers through her policy work at the labor union District Council 1707.
Miranda holds a J.D. from Fordham Law School and a B.A. in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University.