Raquel Lane-Arellano is the Policy Manager for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC). Raquel has been eager to help grow pro-immigrant policy and political power in Colorado ever since she had her first taste of grassroots organizing as a high schooler on Obama’s campaign in 2012 to protect friends and loved ones who had just applied for DACA. Raquel is a first-generation student and graduated from Stanford University in 2017 as a Chicanx/Latinx major. She moved back to Colorado to empower her community and increase access to opportunity for all.
In the 2018 midterm election, Raquel worked as a Family Defender Field Coordinator with CIRC leading civic engagement efforts in Aurora to promote sanctuary city policies and energize immigrant and POC voters. She was also an aide to Senator Moreno in the Joint Budget Committee where she worked to create positive legislation for her home district. As Policy Manager at CIRC, she hopes to continue collaboratively crafting better realities and futures for the Latinx and immigrant community.