Alex Barrio is the director of advocacy for Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress. Alex previously worked as the political director and chief of staff at Alianza for Progress, a c4 organization that works to engage and mobilize Latino voters across Florida, boosting turnout by hundreds of thousands across the Central Florida region.
Barrio has a long history of political activism and policy work in Florida, having served as the district director for Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) and prior to that as a legislative analyst with the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus. He has also served as political director for SEIU Local 1991 in Miami and in various positions, from canvasser to campaign manager, on a variety of campaigns dating back to 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and a J.D. from Florida International University College of Law.