Real Work. Real Progress. Real Results.
Deja Alvarez is running to become the first openly trans Latina member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 182nd District. With more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit and public health field, Deja is committed to building on progressive values, economic recovery, and historic LGBTQ representation in Harrisburg.
Deja’s life experiences have shaped her boots-on-the-ground approach in addressing prejudice, hunger, homelessness, and implicit bias. She will not stand aside as people struggle. In March of 2020, when the pandemic hit, Deja started an emergency food distribution program for those hardest hit by COVID. That program grew from buying groceries for a few families to becoming one of the city's largest distribution sites, feeding approximately 1,000 families each week.
Her priorities include healthcare reform, infrastructure, education, government transparency, marijuana legalization, reduction of plastic and air pollutants, creation of more family-sustaining union jobs, and policies that address economic resurgence in the district.
Deja currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement for World Healthcare Infrastructures and the LGBTQ Care Coordinator for the Department of Public Health. She is also a core Trainer and Educator for the Transgender Training Institute.
In May of 2022, we have an opportunity to continue to grow representation in our legislative body in Harrisburg that closely reflects the needs, interests, and diversity of the 182nd District. Join us as we get the work done.
“We are building a movement with those who have a stake in our future and have the true grit to tackle complex issues."