Ben Ramirez


Born in Mexico. Immigrated at five years of age and grew up in El Paso, Texas. Inspired in my youth by Cesar Chavez and his battles for social justice and workers’ rights. Joined Asamblea in 2017.

Misty Butler


Butler’s true passion lies in the areas of social justice and climate justice. In addition to being the secretary on the board of Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, she is currently a member of the Marshall Area Peace Seekers and serves on the board of CURE: Clean Up the River Environment.

Butler has applied the leadership skills she learned in Asamblea to her work in forming Residents United, a local equitable housing nonprofit in Marshall, MN. She brings her areas of professional expertise to the work of Asamblea that she is very passionate about.

Julieta Ruiz


Julieta Ruiz is a single Mom who lives in Minneapolis and works in the food industry. She migrated to the US, from Mexico. Ruiz came to the US under a promise of a better life; then she realized it was a scam and right away knew the struggles of immigrants firsthand.

Witnessing those struggles have made her passionate about social justice. Ruiz has been a committed leader in ASAMBLEA for several years. She is active in the Driver’s License for All Campaign and traveled to D.C. to defend DACA She has also taken the Gamaliel Weeklong Leadership Trainings.

Rosa Hernandez

Member at Large

My name is Rosa Hernández, I was born in Matamoros, Coahuila Mexico. When I was 18 years old, I immigrated to the United States to the city of Marshall MN. I got married and started my own family. Made up of my husband, myself and my three children. I started with Assembly from 2018. To do justice for our mobile home community, here in Broadmoor Valley, Marshall, MN.