Washington D.C. – Mi Familia Vota is proud to join dozens of the country’s most prominent civil and voting rights organizations to organize and turn out voters in the 2022 midterm elections and fight against voter suppression.
Héctor Sánchez Barba, the Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota release the following statement in response to this critically important announcement:
“The Latino vote was definitive in winning the 2020 elections. Since then, state lawmakers have proposed more than 500 anti-voter bills seeking to silence our voices at the ballot box. Mi Familia Vota has fought these actions on the ground in our communities for the past year.
With the critically important midterm elections upon us Latinos will once again play a critical role in who will win. This is why we are stepping up once again to build political power for our communities and protect our democracy.
In the 2020 cycle Mi Familia Vota made 7 million voter contacts in 9 states, 4.9 million phone calls, 2.6 million text messages, 500 thousand door knocks, 550 thousand Voter Registrations to date, and we sent 219,751 mailers. We will bring the same level of intensity this cycle. The Latino community will not be ignored or denied, this cycle we will educate, organize, recruit and train our voters to make our voices heard this election.
We joined When We All Vote in bringing together 31 organizations representing millions of Americans to pledge to:
Recruit and train 100,000 volunteers
Register more than one million new voters
Organize at least 100,000 Americans to contact their Senators to fight for federal voting rights legislation and more.
We announced our commitment, along with other participating organizations in an advertisement titled “Fight For Our Vote” in the New York Times one year after the January 6th insurrection.
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, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas.