Joe Rodriguez

Co-chair Central DEIA Committee

Joe Rodriguez, a former member of the SFZC Board and the current co-chair of the Central DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) Committee, hails from a long line of Hispanic leaders, social activists, and entrepreneurs. A longtime queer rights advocate, Joe served on the board of the first political action committee in America to focus on funding LGBTQ candidates for public office. Also, he helped to pass a pioneering California law to prohibit conversion “therapy” on LGBTQ kids. Joe has also been active in helping underserved children of color and promoting women's rights, through his professional and board work. In recent years, he was a national grassroots leader for the presidential campaigns of Pete Buttigieg and then Joe Biden. Currently, he is working on strengthening American democracy by lobbying for new voting rights laws.