Lupe Anguiano, Activist, Presidential Adviser, and Founding Member of National Women's Political Caucus
Lupe Anguiano got her first taste for activism when she was kicked out of her Catholic convent for protesting the church while wearing her nun's habit. Since then, she has been involved in many of the most significant civil rights movements of our time.
As an organizer for the United Farm Workers, she helped Cesar Chavez to execute the famous 1965 national grape boycott protesting poor treatment of farm laborers. She was also asked to serve as an education specialist in President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and, while there, wrote the nation's first bilingual education bill. Anguiano went on to serve as an adviser on Latino and women's issues in both the Nixon and Reagan administrations. She was also one of the founding members of the National Women's Political Caucus, along with Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug, and continues to be active in politics today.