Miranda Galindo is a civil rights litigator who joined the LatinoJustice, PRLDEF Southeast Regional Office as Senior Counsel in 2020. Her democracy reform work is tied to movement leaders who are building power for Latinx communities and winning structural change at the state and local level.
Miranda was previously an attorney at Demos where she took on voting rights issues with a racial equity lens, including language discrimination in Florida election materials, failures to provide voter registration opportunities to Native American communities in South Dakota, and other voter suppression tactics that disproportionately disenfranchise BIPOC and low-income communities. At the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) she fought for the civil rights of the Latinx community through impact litigation and policy reforms that targeted access to health care, unfair debt collection practices, parental participation rights in public schools, employment discrimination, and unlawful seizures of vehicles by law enforcement. She developed a bill that became law in 2018, which amended the California Vehicle Code to ensure that law enforcement upholds the constitutional property rights of vehicle owners against unreasonable government seizures. Miranda was a Fried Frank/MALDEF Fellow, Council President of the Stein Scholars Program in Pubic Interest Law and Ethics, and a New York City Coro Fellow. She advocated for the rights of day care and home care workers through her policy work at the labor union District Council 1707.
Miranda holds a J.D. from Fordham Law School and a B.A. in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University.