Sema Hernandez

Speaker Profile

Sema Hernandez

Sema Hernandez
Co-Founder
Karma

Sema Hernández is a single mother of four children. She is proud to be a latina, daughter of immigrant farm workers and getting to know her indigenous roots. Sema is also a former 2018 and 2020 Texas U.S. Senate candidate for the Democratic Party and former Texas Co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign. In 2018, as a community organizer without political experience or name recognition, Sema ran an unapologetically human campaign focused on intersectional social justice that shook up conventional politics across Texas and the country. Sema is a staffer at Progressive Coders Network and co-lead developing an environmental project which began during the 2019 ITC petrochemical disaster in Texas. Sema continues her organizing, activism and advocacy for progressive policy aimed at dismantling systemic oppression as co-founder of Karma and co-founder of Movement Cooperative.


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