Andrea Cristina Mercado is lead organizer at Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a grassroots Latina immigrant women’s organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. She shared with the TEDx audience how she is currently leading a statewide effort to include domestic workers in labor laws. There are over 30 grassroots domestic worker organizations across the country, grappling with how to win respect and dignity for these workers. Together they have formed the National Domestic Worker Alliance. Mercado is one of the cofounders of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.