This year members of Mi Familia Vota were invited to attend World Wildlife Fund’s annual lobby day. Our Fresno regional coordinator Josefa Vega attended and was joined by our committed Fresno volunteer Adaena Martinez.
On March 10 th , 2020, I was fortunate to join Mi Familia Vota in their participation with World Wildlife Fund’s Lobby Day. Along with other members of Mi Familia Vota and volunteers. As a participant, I was able to meet with various Congressional members and State Senators that represent California.
Last week, Mi Familia Vota attended the nation’s largest immigration integration symposium, the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC), with over 1000 community leaders from across the country. There was so much symbolism in this city-- from the highway signs marking Flint a mere 50 miles away to the flags outside of the General Motors building at half staff in honor of the late Elijah Cummings.
I arrived to the U.S at the age of 11 in 2002. I barely remember any memories of being in India. I just have blurry images that I can recall but all of it is like a dream at this point. I learned about my status when I was getting close to high school graduation. I realized that after my visas were overstayed I would be completely undocumented in the country.
Liz is proud of her immigrant story and has used her voice to bring strength to fellow undocumented youth and awareness of our immigration pitfalls to the Texas community. Texas is leading the fight against DACA, despite one of the states with the most DACA recipients. Liz is opening the door to her family’s undocumented immigrant experience.
Mi Familia Vota joined national, state, and local organizations throughout the United States to kick-off the "Home is Here" campaign, a national effort to defend DACA, urge DACA recipients to renew their work permits, and urge Congress to protect immigrant families.
El cambio climático está sucediendo AHORA y está multiplicando desastres naturales como el que hoydestruye la selva Amazónica en Brasil, el pulmón de oxígeno del planeta. Este es el momento de pedirle a los líderes electos que AUMENTEN y apoyen una economía basada 100% en energía limpia.
How far would you go to protect your child’s future? As a young mother, I took my family to Washington, D.C. to join scores of parents and children for a “Play-In”, organized by Mom’s Clean Air Force (MCAF), demanding lawmakers solve our climate crisis.
Our Latino political power, funding, and representation are tied to the 2020 Census. Meet Juliet, Elena and Melissa, three Latina women in our communities making the pledge to participate in the 2020 Census and asking you to do the same!
Across the country, Latino students make up 22 percent of students enrolled in all U.S. schools. This graduation season, we’re celebrating the Latino excellence coming out of our communities, like the story of Johanna, who was born in Mexico, but Read More »
Sonia Torres is a Rice University graduate and former youth leader for Mi Familia Vota, Texas. Her passion and determination led her to discover the organization a few years back. She has since been involved in key civic actions, including Read More »