Ana Ramón is IDRA’s Deputy Director of Advocacy. She began her legislative career with Texas State Rep. Joe Farias who represented the southwest and northeast portions of Bexar County. Starting as a district aide she eventually became his chief of staff and served two sessions working on behalf of Texas House District 118 and its constituents. She managed the legislative agenda for Rep. Farias with a focus on public education, veterans and criminal justice.
After Rep. Farias retired in 2015, Ana was named executive director of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee and worked with allied organizations to elect more democratic members to the Texas House of Representatives. She then had the privilege to lead the Texas Legislative Study Group, where she managed a team of 10 masters of social work students who analyzed legislation and its potential impact on Texas families. She took on the roles of Texas grassroots manager for the American Cancer Society where she worked to empower those touched by cancer to fight for proactive healthcare policies on the local, state and federal levels of government.
Prior to joining the IDRA team, Ana was the executive director of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus. There she worked with Chairman Jose Rodríguez and members of the caucus to fight for a progressive legislative agenda and prioritize Texas working families.
Ana attended St. Mary’s University and received her bachelor’s degree in political science.
Media featuring Ana Ramón
Student‘s Research on Impact Covid Had on Peers, Making After School Cool Podcast, Case4Kids, Harris County Department of Education, featuring Ana Ramón & Christina Muñoz, September 29, 2021
Students fight back against a book ban that has a Pennsylvania community divided, Evan McMorris-Santoro, Linh Tran, Sahar Akbarzai and Mirna Alsharif, CNN, September 16, 2021
‘Slap in the face’: Students fight back against book ban, Evan McMorris-Santoro, Linh Tran, Sahar Akbarzai and Mirna Alsharif, CNN, WDSU News (New Orleans), September 16, 2021
It’s not just Texas. The faux panic and textbook wars fit into a long history, Analysis by Brandon Tensley, CNN, September 2, 2021
‘Anti-critical race theory’ bill heads to Senate after teachers assail it as ‘censorship,’ by Emily Donaldson, Dallas Morning-News, July 15, 2021
Texas seniors who failed STAAR can’t graduate unless lawmakers act soon, Emily Donaldson, Dallas Morning News, May 21, 2021
What new laws will impact Texas students? Experts weigh in on what to watch as legislators wrap up work, Emily Donaldson, Dallas Morning News, May 19, 2021
- Politicizing Education Hurts Texas Students, August 06, 2021
- Student Researchers Collect Insights from Peers about the Pandemic’s Effects on Schooling, March 31, 2021
- A People-powered Plan for the Texas Legislative Session, September 30, 2020
- What We are Hearing from Families, Students and Educators: Part II, July 30, 2020
- Schools Face Challenges to Reopening – Community Input and Supplemental Funds Are Critical, June 19, 2020
- Why Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs Do More Harm Than Good, February 26, 2020
- State Policy Recommendations for Addressing Teacher Shortages, January 30, 2020