Joe Enriquez Henry
Joe Enriquez Henry is a graduate of Iowa State University and former state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa. Currently, he serves as a national vice president for LULAC and oversees 12 midwest states - Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, and Kansas.
In 2011, he co-founded LULAC Council 307 in Des Moines because he wanted Latinos in Iowa to become part of a national organization that could help them reclaim their spirit in fighting to address their rights in the areas of immigration, jobs, health care and education.
Henry was at the forefront in the recent fight against voter suppression in Iowa. He worked with the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa to file a lawsuit against Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, a Republican, in an attempt to stop Schultz from enacting laws that would suppress voters, many of whom were Latinos, from enacting their constitutional right to vote.
Henry also has been involved with several other efforts in the Latino community. He helped organize the first-ever Latino Legislative Day at the Iowa State Capitol in 2013, led a successful Latino voter registration effort in 2012, and oversaw the creation of the first-ever database of registered Latino voters in Iowa. The database identified almost 35,000 registered Latino voters by political party, residency and voting history. The information was used for Iowa LULAC’s voter outreach and registration campaign, which, along with the work of other Latino organizations, resulted in several thousand more Latinos in Iowa registering to vote in the November election.
Currently, Henry serves on the national board of the League of United Latin American Citizens, board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and is a commissioner for the Des Moines Civil Service. He recently was appointed to the grievance board of the Iowa Supreme Court, and is part of the Des Moines South-Side Revitalization Partnership and the Southwest Ninth Street Merchants Committee.
Michael Reyes was born and raised in the Quad Cities and has been involved with LULAC since the mid-1980s. He has served as president of LULAC Council 10 in eastern Iowa for the past three years. In that position, he has helped revitalize the council and raised public awareness of the role LULAC has played in the Quad Cities for more than 53 years.
Reyes is a retired U.S. Army civilian with more than 30 years of government services. He worked in various capacities in manufacturing and industry in the areas of industrial engineering, logistics management, industrial base specialist, quality assurance, manufacturing and project execution.
He received the National Defense Medal in 1970 for his service in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman. He also received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Reyes currently works as the senior program manager for Decision Sciences Inc., a U.S. defense support contractor, where he manages the DSI Rock Island Arsenal site office. He also serves on the city of Davenport’s Affirmative Action Commission, on the Civil Rights Office Citizens’ Advisory Panel and on the Riverboat Development Authority Board.
Mary Campos was an original member of LULAC Council 308 in Des Moines, which eventually merged with Council 306. She ran for Des Moines City Council twice in the 1980s. Campos is deeply committed to the welfare of Latinos and Latino youth.
She has a long history of being involved with and protecting the rights of Latinos. The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute awarded Campos with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Campos’ grandparents came to the United States from Mexico. Her parents were coal mine workers in Oklahoma who later had to find new employment when the mines closed. Her family moved to northern Iowa where they were migrant workers who sometimes lived in the chicken coops of the families for whom they worked.
Campos is a community activist who serves on the Civil Service Commission for the city of Des Moines. She works as a tutor, an interpreter and helps Latinos in any capacity that she can. She also is vice president of Hispanic American Legion Auxiliary Unit 731, is the 3rd District representative for the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee, and is a member of Council 307 in Des Moines.
Andrew Bribriesco is a licensed attorney and has been a member and president of LULAC Council 308 since 2014.
He believes LULAC involvement is important to the future because the Latino community is the future. "Those who have come before us have fought and struggled, and we must continue if we want progress."