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MFV Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Key States with the Largest Hispanic Populations

09.15.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Martinez | Karinam@MiFamiliaVota.org | 858-752-1262

 

 

MFV Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Key States with the Largest Hispanic Populations

Hispanic Heritage Month: Youth Programs / Citizenship Workshops / Voter Registration Drives

 

PHOENIX, AZ – Mi Familia Vota (MFV) is uplifting the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) theme: “Hispanic Americans: a History of Serving Our Nation” through celebratory advocacy campaigns and civic engagement work targeting diverse Latino populations in key cities across the country.

Over 36 million Latinos (of close to 59 million Latinos in the U.S.) live in the states where MFV has ground operations, creating the opportunity to share the unique histories of our familia as well as the many ways in which Latinos have served and continue to serve our nation. Latinos have faced additional challenges in light of continued attacks from the Trump administration being waged at the border and on families rooted in this country; our communities are responding with resilience, reminders of our abundant contributions to the nation, and calls for robust civic engagement.

MFV will host activities centered on National Citizenship Day, National Voter Registration Day, and the census. This year’s efforts will also focus on activating younger populations as Generation Z accounts for 38% of all Latinos. Spanish language media partners will be supporting and amplifying many of HHM activities for maximum community awareness. In addition, various partners, such as the Environmental Defense Fund, will be supporting on issue advocacy.

A list of activities in our cities can be found on the MFV events calendar and key events are featured below.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS

September 14, Houston, TX: Youth empowered Up Election Workshop

September 17, Riverside, CA: Citizenship Workshop

September 18, Tucson, Az: Citizenship Training and N-400 Workshop

September 20, Tucson & Phoenix, Arizona: Youth Climate Strike Rally

September 21, Tucson, Arizona: Citizenship Workshop with the Mexican Consulate

September 23, Stanislaus, California: Youth Voter Registration with Undocumented Student Groups

September 28, Las Vegas, Nevada: Citizenship Workshop for LV Community

September 28, Phoenix: Youth Leadership Workshop

October 1, Phoenix, Arizona: Climate Action Town Hall

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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.