José Davila is the Associate Regional Director of State Affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety. He’s been an advocate for public education, immigrant rights and many progressive movements for over two decades. His efforts have contributed to several NYC Department of Education reforms including the formal establishment of translation and interpretation services for parents and guardians, increases in state and city education funding for English Language Learners, reforms to mayoral control of NYC schools, transforming school facilities staff payroll and support services, and strengthening school performance reports. He previously served on the board of NYC School Support Services and on the Chancellor’s Advisory Group on School Performance Reports. Jose has worked at the Hispanic Federation, the NYC Public Advocate's Office, Pace University, the NY Immigration Coalition, BronxWorks and NYPIRG. Jose earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Colgate University and a Master of Public Policy Degree from Rutgers University. Jose’s teenage son attends public high school in Manhattan and his mother is a longtime DOE school secretary in the Bronx.