In 1998, Jorge Mursuli led Safeguarding American Values for Everyone in a successful effort to secure the passage the Miami-Dade County Human Rights Ordinance, making sexual orientation a category protected by law from discrimination.
In 2001, Jorge joined People For the American Way (PFAW) Foundation and PFAW and as the Florida State Director, soon becoming a National Vice President where he led efforts in election reform, immigration, free speech, public education, civil liberties and civic engagement.
In 2004, Jorge went on to create Democracia USA, a non-partisan civic engagement organization that grew to become one of the most effective Hispanic voter empowerment, and leadership training programs in the nation. He later created Dominicanos USA, now a leading civic organization in the Northeast U.S., electing the first Dominican-American to Congress in US history. He continues to pursue a variety of interests as a consultant.
Jorge has served on the Board of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He is the former Chair of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Task Force on Police/Community Relations during a time of civic unrest in Miami and has served on the National Board of the League of Conservation Voters and America’s Voice, amongst others.
Born in Cuba, Jorge Mursuli immigrated with this family to Brooklyn, New York in 1967. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida where he served as the President of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Executive Vice President of the Interfraternity Council at the University of Florida and was a tapped member of Florida Blue Key.