Citizenship Workshop on September 19






Taller de Ciudadanía 19 de Septiembre





MFV EF and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates to Update Drive for Administrative Relief on Immigration

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Contact: Ebeth Palafox, 702-465-2863,



NEWS CONFERENCE – January 15, 2015


MFV EF and Immigrants’ Rights Advocates to Update Drive for Administrative Relief on Immigration 

Las Vegas, NV -- As the Republican-controlled House readies to vote Tuesday for an extreme anti-immigrant bill that seeks to undo and defund President Obama’s administrative relief programs on immigration (DAPA and DACA), Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, and allies will hold a news conference to defend the initiatives and discuss how Latino communities are preparing to sign up for the programs in coming weeks.

Last November, President Obama announced administrative relief from deportation for eligible immigrant children -- an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives program that began in 2012. The president also will defer deportation for eligible, unauthorized parents of U.S. citizens and parents of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). However, the GOP-led House has prepared a bill that would undo the 2012 and 2014 programs and attacks other long-standing initiatives based on humanitarian considerations.

Conservative Governors from 25 states have also filed a politically driven lawsuit attacking the president’s authority to provide relief to immigrants. The Latino community will push back against these political tactics that hurt our families, our economy and community safety.


WHAT: News Conference Standing Up for Administrative Relief on Immigration

WHO: Mi Familia Vota Nevada and allies

WHEN: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00AM PST

WHERE: Mi Familia Vota Office, 2365A Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89119


Follow on Twitter: @MiFamiliaVotaNV

Hashtag: #immigration 



Oct. 4th Weekend Walk/Events Last Weekend for Voter Registration

October 4th and 5th is the last weekend to register to vote before the deadline! 

Come find us at one of these events and we'll help you out! 


Reno, Nevada:

University of Nevada, Reno

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Las Vegas, Nevada:

Cardenas Super Market

Time: 8:00am to 8:00pm


Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Voto Latino, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latino Victory Project and 50-plus groups Launch Robust National Voter Registration Drive

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2014

Contact: Ebeth Palafox,, 702-465-2863


Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Voto Latino, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latino Victory Project and 50-plus groups Launch Robust National Voter Registration Drive


 MFVEF NV takes #PowerOfOurVote campaign to high school and college campuses to help deliver record Latino turnout in 2014 Midterm Elections


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 15, 2014 – Today, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVEF), Voto Latino and more than 50 partners* are launching an online and grassroots voter registration campaign in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Our collective voice will ensure elected officials no longer ignore us or the issues that impact the Latino community.

The campaign kickoff urges Latinos to register to vote and then take their families, neighbors, and friends to the ballot box on Election Day, November 4. Only by exercising the power of their vote, can the Latino community influence real policy changes.

The campaign will have three main voter registration pushes: today (September 15), September 23 (National Voter Registration Day), and October 15 (the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month). The initiative is the first of its kind to mobilize Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month and brings together partners across all industries to put the needs of the Latino community above individual politics.

Hispanic Heritage Month of Action relies heavily on digital and social media assets, along with ground components in key states like Nevada, including focused outreach by MFVEF Nevada to young Latinos who have reached voting age as well as Latinos who are eligible to vote but have not yet registered.

In NV, MFVEF will be sharing voter registration information at college campuses, including University of Nevada-Las Vegas and College of South Nevada as well as the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles on Sahara Ave. and local grocery stores.

Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, said the Latino community will not remain silent after the political stalemate in Washington over immigration reform.

“Latinos understand that the only real way to impact our future is with a strong showing of our voting power. We began the immigration debate with our record turnout in the 2012 Election, and we will continue fighting for our community and for immigration reform by voting,” Monterroso said.

The initiative is led online by Voto Latino, on the ground by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund in key Latino states, and nationally with partners, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, ImpreMedia, Entravision, Liberman Broadcasting, Cosmo Latina, Being Latino, Alliance for Citizenship, Latino Victory Project and others.* Voto Latino Chairwoman Rosario Dawson, Voto Latino Artist Coalition co-Chairs America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama, and Latino Victory Project co-founder Eva Longoria are also lending their voices to the campaign, which runs through October 15, the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“We are calling American Latinos to rise above our political differences and to unite as a community this November,” said María Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino. “Today and for the next month, we will show that Latinos stand tall because we have pride in our culture, and we recognize the power of our vote.”

“Pride in our Latino culture includes pride in our Nation. As Americans, we are proud to exercise our right to vote and elect officials who reflect the values of our communities. We stand with our partners to mobilize our communities, register our family and friends, and ensure a path to reach the polls on Election Day,” said Cristóbal Alex, President of the Latino Victory Project. “Exercising our right to vote builds power in the Latino community so that the faces and voices of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward.”

More than 7.8 million Latinos are expected to vote this November, up from 6.6 million Latinos who voted in the last midterm election in 2010, according to projections by National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). The record Latino voter turnout in 2012 propelled immigration to the top of the policy agenda. Latino voters must be heard again to create the political climate to find solutions for immigration, the economy, and other issues important to the Latino community.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month of Action, visit



* List of Partner Orgs:

Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Citizenship, America’s Voice, Being Latino, Brown Beauty Productions, Casa de Esperanza, Center for Community Change, Colorado Immigration Voter Accountability Project, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Cosmo Latina, D&P Creative Strategies, Entravision Communications, Familia Es Familia, Fox News Latino, Friends of the American Latino Museum, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, Hispanic Federation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Hispanic National Bar Association, Hispanic Technology and Communications Partnership, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, ImpreMedia, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Latino List, Latino Victory Project, League of United Latin American Citizens, Liberman Broadcasting Inc, Media Matters, Nacional Records, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, National Council of La Raza, National Hispana Leadership Institute, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, New America Alliance, Poder PAC, SEIU, SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc., The Adelante Movement, The Latino Coalition, U.S.-Mexico Foundation, Diego Bernal, Rosario Dawson, Fernando Espuelas, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Wilmer Valderrama



Mi Familia Vota Education Fund Mobilizes Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday August 23

For Immediate Release

August 21, 2014

Contact: Ebeth Palafox,, (702) 465-2863

Twitter: #Register4Immigration

National Latino, Immigrant, Progressive Groups Launch Voter Outreach Campaigns

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund mobilizes Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday

 9:30am at the Mi Familia Vota office. 

2365A Renaissance Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Las Vegas, Nevada-- The national march to the November 4, 2014 polls by Latino and immigrant voters begins in Nevada on Saturday with door-to-door canvassing and voter registration.  The weekend canvassing in our Las Vegas neighborhoods follows the official launch of the multi-state voter mobilization campaign held today in Denver, CO, one of the most competitive electoral states in this November’s election.

In Denver, groups kicked off of the Colorado Immigration Voter Accountability Project, a campaign designed to mobilize tens of thousands of Latino and Asian American voters in that state this year.

Nationally, Latino voter advocacy groups, including Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, (MFVEF) expect to register at least 300,000 Latino voters. They also will help bring to the 2014 November Election a total 7.8 million Latino voters, up from 6.6 million Latino voters in the last mid-term election in 2010, according to projections by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).

Across the U.S., the message is clear: voters must hold the Republicans accountable for obstructing immigration reform. The GOP-led House is particularly at fault for directly rejecting commonsense immigration reform, and instead adopting the “deportation only” agenda of nativists in the House. By contrast, a bipartisan immigration reform bill passed the Senate by a solid majority in June, 2013.

“This weekend’s voter canvassing in key Latino voter states is the earliest start for any recent election year,” said Leo Murrieta, National Field Director for Mi Familia Vota. “The Latino vote has grown in every mid-term and presidential election year since the turn of the Century, resulting in historic gains. That is why year-round, civic engagement is important to the Latino community, and why 2014 is a building block toward another historic Latino voter turnout in 2016. Our time is now,” Murrieta added.

Besides MFVEF, the Latino civic engagement campaign includes Center for Community Change Action, League of United Latin American Citizens, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Voto Latino. The national campaign will team up with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in coming days and weeks.

Volunteers are invited to join MFV this Saturday for our civic engagement event at 9:30AM at our Mi Familia Vota office. Follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #Register4Immigration and #TimeIsNow.



Event Alert: Citizenship Workshop in Las Vegas


En Español



Event Alert: Free Citizenship Workshop July 30-31

Join us at the end of the month for a workshop that will help you be well on your way to a path to citizenship. 

- Among the assistance that will be provided include: 
- Application assistance
- Packing materials to mail your application
- Application review by an immigration attorney 
- Step-by-step review of the naturalization process 

The workshop will be available for two days at the Ramirez Group in Reno. And the best part? It is completely FREE! 

Just be sure to book an appointment. 

More details here: 



Acompañanos a fines de este mes para un taller que te ayudará con tu camino a la cuidadanía. 

Entre la asistencia que se proporcionará incluye:

- Ayuda con tu solicitud
- Empaquetado de los materiales para enviar tu solicitud 
- Revisión de tu solicitud por un abogado de inmigración 
- Revisión paso a paso del proceso de naturalización 

El taller de llevará acabo por dos días en el Ramirez Group en Reno. ¿Y lo mejor de todo? ¡Es totalmente GRATIS! 

Sólo asegúrate de hacer una cita. 

Más detalles aquí:



Mi Familia Vota Applauds Clark County Sheriff for Halting Most Immigration “Holds” from ICE

For Immediate Release

July 16, 2014

Contact: Lizette Escobedo,


Mi Familia Vota Applauds Clark County Sheriff for Halting Most Immigration “Holds” from ICE


LAS VEGAS – Mi Familia Vota (MFV) hails the announcement this week by Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie to stop most immigration detainer requested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The immigration detainers by ICE are increasingly being questioned by local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. because detainees have been held for days or weeks at a time and declared unconstitutional by immigrants rights advocates.

The following is a statement from Ebeth Palafox, Nevada State Director:

“Sheriff Gillespie has made the right decision on behalf of the Latino and immigrant community in Las Vegas. The ICE detainer policy was put in place for political reasons, but they only undermined public safety and community policing efforts, because they made victims of crime and witness afraid to interact with local law enforcement.

“The sheriff has rightly decided that the Clark County Sheriff’s office first priority is the safety of Clark County residents, and not immigration enforcement that is a federal responsibility.

“MFV looks to Congress to do its job and reform the current immigration system so that the federal government updates its policies, protects the rights of immigrants and allows local law enforcement agencies to focus on keeping their communities safe.”



Event Alert: What The Heck, Heck? Rally on July 15

Joe Heck and his colleagues have blocked immigration reform and it's time to hold them accountable. Join us July 15 at his office for a rally that shows him the consequences of inaction. 

When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 

Time: 3:30 p.m. 

Where: 8872 S. Eastern Ave. (Suite 220) Las Vegas, NV 8912

What the Heck, Heck?