Daisy Vieyra is a Senior Communications Strategist for the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy and Policy. In this capacity, Daisy spearheads the ACLU of California’s communications efforts on all state legislative matters.
Daisy was drawn to the ACLU of Northern California for the organization’s commitment to advancing the rights and civil liberties of all Californians – regardless of immigration status. She initially came on board to organize and coordinate a cross-country caravan for justice, which included stops in over 10 states throughout the country, to engage with immigrant and Spanish-speaking communities in 2012 as anti-immigrant laws spread nationwide. Following that, she worked on a ballot initiative to replace California’s death penalty with life in prison without parole and spearheaded the ACLU of California’s communications arm during the implementation of a groundbreaking state law (AB 60) allowing immigrants to apply for California driver’s licenses.
In 2015, she transitioned to the Sacramento-based Center for Advocacy and Policy, to lead and coordinate the ACLU’s statewide communications on legislation. In her current role, Daisy works with legal and policy staff to develop strategic communications plans and messaging for legislative campaigns, manages media relations for the center, and conducts media and messaging trainings for staff and coalition partners in both Spanish and English.
Daisy received her B.A. in Development Studies from the University of California Berkeley, with a focus on Mexico, Cuba, and Guatemala, and neoliberalism. She started her career working with a clean technology start-up company but quickly realized her heart was in the public sector.
Daisy has also interned with the County of San Francisco, volunteered with the San Francisco Women’s Building, and tutored in Spanish.
When she is not at the office, Daisy likes to cook, hike, and run.