Jesus coordinates our Access to Justice program. This entails conducting legal intakes in both English and Spanish on a day-to-day basis as well as connecting workers to the appropriate legal resources. He works with workers, worker advocates, and worker organizations to strengthen the ways they can access justice for workplace violations including reducing barriers, financial, bureaucratic, or otherwise. He advocates alongside community members to fortify protections in the workplace, be it around wages, contracts, or conditions. He coordinates outreach and educational presentations around the state to inform workers on their rights and how to defend themselves. He believes that those that are best positioned to combat workplace injustices are the very people who have been directly impacted by them which is why he centers workers’ experience and voice in his work.
Jesus comes to Towards Justice from the Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) where he spent two years as a research fellow and then a policy analyst. While there he conducted research for the 2016 Colorado minimum wage state ballot initiative, advocated for increased access to supportive services for low-income job seekers via his work with HB18-1310, and built coalitions around asset building policies such as prize-linked savings accounts. As a part of CCLP’s research and policy analysis department, he researched relevant policy issues for the development of state bills as well as publications. He brings with him a passion for advocating for low-income Coloradans, coalition building and a background in data analysis to advance Towards Justice’s mission. A South Floridian by birth, he graduated from Colorado College in 2016 with a degree in Sociology.
If you, your organization, or clients would like to get involved with our worker advocacy work or are interested in collaborating, please contact Jesus at firstname.lastname@example.org