Antonio Arellano

Antonio Arellano

Vice President of Communications

NextGen America

About Antonio Arellano

Antonio Arellano is a modern civil rights leader, currently serving as the Vice President of Communications at NextGen America, the country’s largest youth voting mobilization organization. Antonio oversees the implementation of a national strategy to increase the progressive power of young Americans in politics, advancing the organization’s priority issues including economic equity, climate justice, and voting rights.

For over a decade, Antonio has been an unyielding guardian and promoter of equality and dignity for all. He led Jolt, the largest Latino civic engagement organization in Texas, ahead of the historic 2020 presidential election and helped contribute to the largest Latino census count in modern Texas history. Antonio also served as the Press Strategist for the Texas affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union where he influenced how key issues including LGBTQIA+ equality, smart justice, and reproductive freedom were framed in print, radio, television, and online media.

Named one of the most influential Latinos in the United States by Hispanicize, Antonio’s social media accounts combined reach millions of young voters. He embodies the power of Latino leadership and the resilience of the immigrant community.

Antonio has been featured in MSNBC, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, Univision, and Telemundo, among others.
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