According to NPR, after Luis Miranda moved to New York City in 1971, he spent over 40 years as a political consultant for democratic political figures like Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. “You knew as a political leader: When Luis asked, people were going to listen,” Chuck Schumer said of Luis in the film. In another scene from the film, Hillary Clinton says to Luis Miranda, “You have been going non-stop for so long, Luis. I mean, really.”
Luis Miranda started off his political career working with the other parents in his Washington Heights neighborhood “trying to gain consciousness of an immigrant population that was totally disenfranchised.” After working within his community, he went on to become the special advisor on Hispanic Affairs for New York’s Mayor at the time, Ed Koch, before founding the non-profit organization, Hispanic Federation.
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