Mi Familia Vota had a day of ¡Fuerza! advocating for the Latino community. We visited the Texas state capitol to advocate for Latino and immigrant rights. In Texas, we are supporting bills that would provide in-state tuition of Texans without status and we are advocating for driver permits for all Texas drivers! MFV is opposing mandated E-verify and we oppose SB4, an anti-immigrant “show me your papers law” (we need this repealed!). Our Dallas Fort Worth Texas Organizer, Ana Nunez, shares her Advocacy Day Photo Diary below:
MFV Texas organizer Ana and her husband Brandyn up bright and early, getting ready to leave Dallas for Austin.
Studying up on recent legislation to repeal SB4, the discriminatory “show-me-your-papers law” in Texas that criminalizes immigrants and Latinos.
At the Texas state capitol, community members are getting ready to speak with our representatives in support of immigrant rights!
Meeting with Mimi Nguyen, legislative aide to representative Angie Chen Button. We discussed the repeal of SB4, the protection of the Texas Dream Act, and a bill that would give drivers licenses to all Texas residents, regardless of immigration status.
Wrapping up Fuerza Texas Lobby Day with powerful speeches from community members. We will continue urging our elected officials to advocate for our immigrant and Latino community. ¡Seguimos en la lucha!