Press Releases & Statements

DACA Wins Hate Loses At SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as "Dreamers," to avoid deportation and remain in America. 

Mi Familia Vota Condemns The Brutal Murder Of George Floyd

George Floyd, 46, died Monday in Minneapolis, a city he moved to in search of a better life. The last moments of his life were caught on video. While being arrested, Floyd was held down by a police officer's knee. The video shows Floyd pleading that he cannot breathe. Then, his eyes shut and he was pronounced dead shortly after.

MFV To Host Virtual Town Hall On The Effects of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Arizona Latinos

Mi Familia Vota, the nation's leading Latino civic engagement organization will hold a Facebook Live event with local legislative leaders and the Mayor of Tucson for a virtual town hall to address the impact of COVID-19 and climate change on the Latino community. This is a crucial opportunity to discuss the nexus between voting rights, climate change, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

MFV Praises Federal Court Ruling On Mail-In Ballots In Texas

Texas voters afraid of contracting the coronavirus can cast their ballots by mail in upcoming elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The decision came after individual voters and the Texas Democratic Party filed a suit last month arguing that the state’s denial of mail-in ballots during a pandemic was a violation of their constitutional rights. 

Trump We Need Solutions To Mend Historic Economic Crisis Facing Latino Communities

America is facing a pandemic threat worse than any in modern history. Latinos are on the front lines facing down this crisis, we are essential workers, the economy hasn’t shut down for these workers. They need help, this administration has completely bungled its response to this pandemic, and that failed response is hurting workers.

President Trump Is Unnecessarily Hurting Meat Packing Workers

Trump has long demonized Latinos and immigrants, and now when our country is being sustained by the work of our community, by ordering these meatpacking plants open, he is placing them at further risk. The truth is many of these workers in the meatpacking industry serve our country with pride and distinction. 

Scapegoating Immigrants Is Not A Solution To COVID19 Pandemic

Late on Monday night, President Trump tweeted that he will temporarily suspend all immigration to the United States in an effort to distract voters from his failure of a CoronaVirus response. Mi Familia Vota CEO and Executive Director released a statement in response.

MFV Responds To Challenge Of Civic Engagement In Face Of CoronaVirus

Mi Familia Vota is addressing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on-field operations including 2020 Census, voter registration, voter education,  GOTV, and citizenship. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, the safety of our field organizers and staff comes first. We fully acknowledge that this outbreak will have a large impact on our field operations.

The 2020 Census Goes Live Online Today

Mi Familia Vota is moving forward with our vision for 2020, we are empowering civic participation in our elections; we are educating and fighting for full participation in the Census. We are working to ensure that the Latino community is properly counted and adequately represented.

Mi Familia Vota Asks Senator Warren Questions About Latinos Not Asked At Dem Debate

Mi Familia Vota was disappointed when issues like Puerto Rico, Latino representation, and comprehensive immigration reform were barely mentioned during last night's Democratic debate -- in a state where the Latino vote is decisive. In our town hall conversation with Senator Elizabeth Warren, we heard specific commitments missing in the Debate.

MFV & NHLC To Host Get Out The Caucus Town Hall And Candidate Forum

Mi Familia Vota and the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus are proud to bring business owners, the Latin community, the youth and undecided voters together for a mock caucus training in Spanish ahead of the 2020 Nevada Primary. For the first time ever legislators and Mi Familia Vota are hosting a town hall to provide candidates the opportunity to address the Latino community in Las Vegas ahead of our Nevada Caucus Primary on February 22nd.