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Latinos and Youth Maximize Civic Engagement Activities with Mi Familia Vota 

10.01.2019

For Immediate Release

September 27, 2019

Contact: Karina Martínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org or 858/752-1262

Latinos and Youth Maximize Civic Engagement Activities with Mi Familia Vota   

National Voter Registration Day served as a catalyst for youth voter registration, citizenship workshops, and for the training of nonprofit partners

Las Vegas, Nevada – Mi Familia Vota (MFV), the premier Latino civic engagement organization, hosted a series of community activities to draw in youth and Latinos into the electoral process.

As part of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) activities, MFV registered to vote over 825 people and also helped expand the electorate by supporting naturalization efforts. Over 60 people were assisted with the citizenship process in Nevada, one of the few states that is majority-minority with a growing older population that is making it an important battleground state. Nevada elected officials, including Senator Jacky Rosen, Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, and Assemblywoman Selena Torres, worked in partnership with members of MFV to support the immigrant community. MFV undertook a diversity of grassroots efforts to build Latino political power across the country in states with booming Latino populations: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.

In addition to voter registration and citizenship efforts, MFV hosted a youth leadership workshop in Arizona. Youth across the states where MFV has operations are being supported in advocacy efforts on issues – such as climate change and voting rights – that matter to them.  Last week, thousands of youth across the nation protested congressional inaction on climate change and MFV helped with youth education, the amplification of their voices, and information about how to create lasting change. MFV also hosts year-round youth development programs.

Well over 450,000 community members have been registered to vote by MFV. Collaboration with local school districts and Spanish language media have facilitated voter registration, voter information, and the involvement of community members in advocacy efforts. As part of NVRD activities, MFV also provided detailed training to non-traditional partners and other civic engagement organizations on scaled voter registration techniques.

Upcoming MFV Activities / View Full Events Calendar

October 1, Phoenix, Arizona: Climate Action Town Hall

October 2, Las Vegas, Nevada: Undocumented Movie Screening – The Unafraid

October 2, Los Angeles, California: “Home is Here” DACA press conference

 San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California: Census and Know Your Rights Information during NVRD

 

Rancho High School, Las Vegas, Nevada voter registration

Las Vegas, Nevada citizenship workshop with over 60 people assisted with their naturalization process 

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas