Alex Newell Taylor, Palm Beach co-captain
Alex Newell Taylor lives in West Palm Beach, where she works as a preschool teacher and yoga instructor. She is also the Executive Director of an arts education non-profit based in Maine. She has worked with several nonprofits over the years, including the March of Dimes and Off the Mat, Into the World. She is a proud progressive who believes that it is the responsibility of each person to not rest until ALL people enjoy a life free of fear, prejudice, and injustice, and is passionate about environmental activism. She is married to a handsome feminist and has the best dog in the world.
María J. Torres-López, Palm Beach co-captain
María J. Torres-López was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she began her social, political and civic contributions by being an involved citizen and carrying out her rights to free speech in the political arena, civic and humanitarian engagements. Maria engaged in politics by becoming a political precinct volunteer and helping organize protests and marchers while attending the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She also engaged in civic and humanitarian actions by feeding the homeless, collecting and donating to foster homes, and engaging in civil disobedience during major conflicts in Puerto Rico, such as the struggle to remove the US Navy base from Vieques, Puerto Rico. After moving to the States and going through the adjustment and assimilation process she found herself needing to go back to the civic, political, social and humanitarian engagements she once participated in.
Maria lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her family. She is an executive assistant by day and a Community Organizer and Women’s March FL- West Palm Beach Co-Captain the rest of the time. She has worked and volunteered with multiple local and national organizations to expand the voices of minority communities and seek equal justice for all. Maria is a tireless fighter for social justice and her country’s right to self-determination.
Contact Maria: firstname.lastname@example.org