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Oscar Lopez

Associate, Philadelphia

Oscar Lopez is a Philadelphia native with a background in journalism, organizing, and government affairs. He uses this wealth of experience in different fields to best assists clients and meet their communications needs on any scale.  

Throughout his time in college, he has amassed time in all levels of government; local, state, and federal. This includes two stints in City Hall in the form of fellowships with Councilmember Helen Gym and Council President Darell Clarke. Oscar has worked with his PA State Representative, Donna Bullock (D-195), on a seasonal basis for the last two years and he has helped lead the planning on her annual Pedal for Peace bike rides, the 2023 Girard Avenue Street Festival, and a meeting between staff and the Dominican Grocers Association to discuss hurdles that bodega owners face in North Philadelphia. Before joining Ceisler as an intern for the 2023 Fall season, he came off a semester long internship with US Senator Bob Casey where he assisted with immigration related constituent service cases, regional outreach, and research projects.  

His journalism chops come from writing for his college paper and Al Dia News, where he covered state politics and Latin American foreign policy. His passion for these beats led to interviews with former US ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne, the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies Tulia Falleti, and then Attorney General Josh Shapiro. 

Immigrant and voting rights are closely held values for Oscar and he supports these efforts with his involvement with different non-profit groups. Last year he became a member of the Philadelphia branch of LULAC, the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization. He has given interviews on behalf of the group and has advocated better representation of Latinos in local politics. With Make the Road PA he organized rallies, GOTV efforts, and lobbying trips to Harrisburg. 

He recently graduated with a bachelor’s in communication and minor in politics from Drexel University. A proud resident of Brewerytown, he was elected committeeperson in the 29th Ward in 2022.