- Fall 2020
Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr. is the Director of the Power and Democracy Program with Advancement Project, a national non-partisan multi-racial, policy, communications, and legal action organization. In this role, Jorge leads Advancement Project’s voter protection, redistricting, rights restoration, and democracy initiatives throughout the United States. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Jorge was Associate Counsel with LatinoJustice PRLDEF, where he maintained a civil rights litigation portfolio focused on issues such as voting rights, the 2020 Census and criminal justice reform.
Jorge has been featured as a legal expert on national and local news networks including CNN, ABC Live, NPR, NBC Telemundo, Univision, Spectrum News 1. He also authored a number of opinion pieces for USA Today, The Hill and other digital and print news outlets.
Jorge currently serves as the Chair of the Voting Rights Section of the Hispanic National Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association’s Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice.
Jorge earned a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, an LL.M. in Trial and Advocacy from Basely School of Law, Temple University and Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University at Albany. He is a native New Yorker and a proud product of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.