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Emily Gelbaum

As Chief of Staff at National Partnership for New Americans, Emily leads NPNA’s team to drive strategies and programs that defend and empower immigrant communities and build organizational capacity within NPNA’s members and partners. Emily also leads the coordination of the Naturalize NOW Campaign in partnership with community-based organizations, labor unions, elected officials, and legal service providers to expand access to citizenship and voting rights for historically underrepresented communities.

Previously, Emily worked with NPNA’s sister organization, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement through her role at the Center for Community Change, as a central campaign organizer in the national campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief. Emily has organized direct actions and trainings to develop the leadership of directly affected immigrant leaders and build organizing power in the fight for immigrant and racial justice. Originally from Southern California, Emily received a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently based in Washington DC. You can reach her at