Gabriel Acevero is a community organizer and activist with a passion for people and public service. Coming from a low-income background, Gabriel pursued higher education with the hopes of giving back and serving his community one day. His family immigrated to the United States from Trinidad in search of opportunity. Gabriel’s upbringing, struggles, and achievements have shaped the way he fights for social and economic justice issues and advocates for his community. Gabriel has been on the frontlines of progressive fights such as criminal and juvenile justice reform, marriage equality, the Dream Act, automatic voter registration and environmental conservation. In addition to his advocacy, Gabriel is committed to building a strong Democratic Party in Montgomery County. He’s currently the President of the Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County and serves as a District 39 precinct official. In 2016, he became a fellow with New Leaders Council Maryland and currently serves on its Advisory Board.
Gabriel is a Union Representative and Organizer with the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization (MCGEO). In this role, he represents working men and women on labor-related and workplace safety issues and lobbies for the right of workers to collectively bargain throughout Montgomery County.