Cuc Vu

Cuc Vu is the Chief Diversity Officer with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation‘s largest civil rights organization working to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Vu‘s position is the first of its kind for an LGBT organization and sets an ambitious mark for HRC to unite the strength of its 750,000 members and supporters with people of all races and backgrounds to end discrimination and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. She is currently leading an effort to bring the LGBT and Latino immigrant community together to support each other‘s concerns.

A refugee from Viet Nam, Cuc spent more than a decade in the labor movement working on cross-cutting issues, including comprehensive immigration reform, equal pay for women, workers‘ rights, and civic participation. At the Service Employees International Union, the fastest growing and largest healthcare union in the country, Vu‘s leadership on immigration issues helped to establish SEIU as the most effective union on immigration issues, according to the Washington Post.

Cuc is still deeply connected to the immigrant community. She serves as President of the Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and Secretary of the board of the Civic Participation Campaign, two national nonprofit organizations that she co-founded with her mentor, Eliseo Medina. Cuc‘s story is part of the 1,000 Voices project.

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