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Cristina Uribe is a veteran political strategist, manager and organizer. For over a decade, Cristina has provided strategic guidance to candidates and campaigns, at the local, state, and federal level. She is the founder and principal of Next Rung Strategies, a political consulting firm that provides strategic counsel to campaigns, major donors, PACs, unions, foundations and issue-advocacy groups.
Prior to forming Next Rung Strategies, Cristina served as the Western Regional Director of EMILY's List, where she directed the organization's political efforts in eleven western states. Cristina applied her knowledge of day-to-day management, messaging and field to help EMILY's List-supported candidates build winning campaigns.
At EMILY's List, Cristina vastly expanded the work of the Political Opportunity Program; from increasing the size and scope of the training program to coordinating with like-minded allies on successful independent expenditure efforts in support of EMILY's List endorsed candidates.
Prior to joining EMILY's List in 2004, Cristina served as a consultant at Kaufman Campaign Consultants where she managed several legislative and issue campaigns. Before that, Cristina was the statewide campaign manager for the Yes on Prop 52 - Election Day Voter Registration (EDVR) Initiative, which appeared on the California November 2002 ballot.
Cristina also served as political director for the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council in San Jose. The driving force behind the South Bay Labor Council's political program from 1998 to 2002, Cristina helped the Council achieve a string of electoral and legislative successes.
Cristina started her career in politics as an associate for Winning Results, a public affairs and political consulting firm where she served as a political liaison for Congressman George Miller (CA-7). As part of the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute, she helped organize low-wage hotel workers in the greater New Orleans area.
Cristina currently serves on the boards of EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and is a member of the Working Partnerships USA Leadership Network.
When not in an airport or on the road, Cristina can be found in Noe Valley walking Ruby, her adopted lab-shep-mix.
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