Jeannette Zanipatin is the Legislative Staff Attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in Sacramento, CA. She focuses on policy analysis and coordinating advocacy efforts for MALDEF’s priority policy areas such as immigrant rights, civil rights, labor, health and human services, language access and voting rights. Jeannette helped MALDEF reopen its policy office in 2010 and has been instrumental in developing MALDEF’s policy portfolio which has included passing legislation to ensure that undocumented students have access to in-state tuition and other critical benefits, worked to secure professional licenses and driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, worked secure passage of the TRUST, TRUTH Act, and the California’s Values Act and worked to secure passage of critical voting rights legislation in California.
In addition, Ms. Zanipatin has secured the passage of over 19 bills in the past three years ranging on issues such as criminal justice reform, civil rights, labor, and healthcare. Prior to joining MALDEF, Jeannette worked as a policy consultant and legislative director for several non-profit organizations and has worked as an immigration attorney for over nineteen years. She is licensed to practice law in California, Washington State and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Reengaging At-Promise Students: Equity Advocacy In Action
A session on reengagement in the struggle for educational equity will be hosted by Tony Simmons, Executive Director of High School For Recording Arts and RAPSA Board Member. Simmons will moderate a conversation with Alana Trout, the Staff Director of the California Select Committee for Boys and Men of Color and Jeannette Zanapatin, attorney for the Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund. The conversation will focus on how education leaders can impact policy development that supports reengaging youth of color. High School for Recording Arts is dedicated to providing all young people a chance to realize their full potential, despite any previous setbacks through music and the exploration and operation of the music business. More than just earning a high school diploma, HSRA prepares students for a positive post-secondary education and life. Schools serving at-promise youth are ground zero for providing educational equity. Learn what you need to secure your seat at the table.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F, Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087