Cecilia Muñoz is the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates the domestic policy-making process in the White House.
Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs where she oversaw the Obama Administration’s relationships with state and local governments.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Cecilia served as Senior Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization. She supervised NCLR’s policy staff covering a variety of issues of importance to Latinos, including civil rights, employment, poverty, farmworker issues, education, health, housing, and immigration. Her particular area of expertise is immigration policy, which she covered at NCLR for twenty years.
Ms. Muñoz has testified numerous times before Congress and appears regularly in the Spanish- and English-language media. Her media credits include the Today Show, Good Morning America, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline NBC, O’Reilly Factor, CNN’s Situation Room, and National Public Radio.
Ms. Muñoz is the former Chair of the Board of Center for Community Change, and served on the U.S. Programs Board of the Open Society Institute and the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Philanthropies and the National Immigration Forum.
Ms. Muñoz is the daughter of immigrants from Bolivia and was born in Detroit, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. In June 2000, she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in recognition of her work on immigration and civil rights. In 2007, she served as the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She has received numerous other awards and recognitions from various sources, including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and a variety of local non-profit organizations.
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Cecilia Muñoz's Posts
- July 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
Senators from both parties have come up with a plan to reduce the interest rates on student loans that will cut rates on every single new college loan before the start of the school year once it's passed into law.
- July 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM EDT
Durante una reunión con el Comité Hispano del Congreso esta mañana, el Presidente emitió un informe de la Casa Blanca que destaca los grandes beneficios económicos de la reforma migratoria integral, así como los costos significativos para nuestro país y para nuestra economía de no tomar acción en este momento tan crítico.
- June 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM EDT
68 miembros del Senado de EE.UU., Republicanos y Demócratas, unieron fuerzas y votaron a favor de reformar el sistema de inmigración de nuestra nación.
- June 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM EDT
Today, 68 members of the U.S. Senate, Republicans and Democrats, came together and voted to reform our nation's immigration system. But we haven't won the debate, and as the conversation unfolds here in Washington, we need you to be part of it.
- June 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM EDT
Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, discusses the new muppet and the work twelve Champions of Change have done
Presidente Obama: La mejor oportunidad que hemos tenido en años para arreglar nuestro maltrecho sistema de inmigraciónJune 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM EDT
Una coalición amplia, bipartita y diversa de líderes empresariales, sindicales, religiosos y de fe así como líderes policiales y otros líderes de la comunidad de todo el país se unieron al Presidente en su llamada a la acción en esta legislación crítica.
- June 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
A broad, bipartisan and diverse coalition of business, labor, religious and faith leaders as well as law enforcement and other key stateholders join President Obama in calling on the Senate to pass bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform legislation.
- May 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM EDT
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to expand access to high-quality pre-school to every child in America.
- May 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT
On his trip to Mexico and Costa Rica, the President hopes to highlight and reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America, and to promote economic growth across the region.
- February 6, 2013 at 6:46 PM EDT
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