About Us

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Vision

The Dream Action Coalition (DRM) seeks to establish local, state, and federal policies that secure fairness for the diverse immigrant community without discrimination based on immigration status or national origin.

Mission

It is the mission of the Dream Action Coalition (DRM) to advocate for just immigration policies by confronting decision-makers and empowering and educating our immigrant communities and allies across the country. We seek to change policies that affect the lives of immigrant families using our understanding of the legislative, regulatory, and political process; combining traditional and social media technology with advocacy for rapid response communications; building partnerships that enable us to mobilize across the country; building leadership in local communities; promoting civic engagement and bring awareness to the American public by telling the stories of our community.

Cesar Vargas
Co-Director

Cesar Vargas is a nationally recognized leader and innovator at the forefront of the groundbreaking DREAM movement. Cesar brings a unique and varied government and political background that extends to the three branches of our government including experience in Congress, Kings County’s District Attorney Office, and the New York State Supreme Court. However, the opportunity to work with exceptional political and community activists is what brings real vigor to his experience.

Erika Andiola
Co-Director

Erika Andiola is a former Congressional Staffer for Arizona Congresswoman, Kyrsten Sinema and co-founder of the DRM Action Coalition. Erika started her community organizing experience when she co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition. She then served in the National Coordinating Committee and the Board of Directors for the United We Dream Network. Her personal struggle as an undocumented woman herself, with an undocumented family, has given her the drive and the passion to keep fighting for immigrant rights.

Carlos Vargas
Creative Media Director

John Carlos Vargas has been behind DRM’s creative media. He will oversee a team in coordinating state and national marketing campaigns. He has launched successful campaigns for NYC small businesses enabling them to grow in new markets. He has extensive marketing and new media experience and is well versed in managing online marketing campaigns. Mr. Vargas is a graduate of the City University of New York obtaining a double major in Marketing Design & Econometrics.

Ryan Campbell
Communications Director

Ryan Campbell oversees DRM’s compliance with federal and state lobbying laws. Further, he advises on congressional ethics rules and restrictions. Ryan has an extensive background in public interest advocacy reaching beyond the US. He worked in the Ecuadorian Amazon and Quito, Ecuador, to do research on the environmental rights on the Huaorani under Ecuadorian law. He volunteered at City University of New York School of Laws International Women’s Human Rights clinic, where assisted with legal research and interviews of sex trafficking victims as well at Libertas Center at Elmhurst hospital, a center helping survivors of torture apply for asylum and refugee status.

Erick Garcia
Technology Director

Erick Garcia is responsible from maintaining the DREAM Action’s master website, implementing new technologies, develop microsites; coordinate the use of technology to connect DREAM Action with the community. He is in charge of moving the DREAM Action Coalition forward in this fast pace tech environment to fulfill the needs of our movement.