Press Releases & Statements

MFV Celebrates Harris County, Texas Program to make voting more accessible

We commend Harris County Clerk Trautman for leading this process and making the Countywide Polling Place Program available within two months of her taking office. This is an important step to strengthening our democracy in Harris County and we will be working to ensure that the right to vote is facilitated for all Texans.

Wheeler’s Confirmation to Head EPA Hurts the Latino Community

Our country needs an EPA administrator who will fulfil the mission of the EPA- Andrew Wheeler has already demonstrated that he will prioritize industry and short term profits over our wellbeing and long-term, environmentally sustainable economic opportunities, while putting at risk our health and the health of our families.

Federal Court Stops 13 Texas Counties from Purging Immigrant Voters

The ruling made clear that immigrant U.S. citizens were “unfairly burdened” by Secretary Whitley and that his discriminatory actions created a mess that jeopardizes the integrity of our election process. Secretary Whitley’s claim that tens of thousands of voters were “illegal voters” was an attack on immigrants and Latinos, which was gleefully endorsed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and President Trump at the expense of our community.

Reed Awards Presented to Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota was awarded four Reed Awards, including “Grassroots Organization of the Year.” The Reed Awards are the “Oscars” of political campaigns; they embody excellence in political campaign work.

MFV Advises Congress to Act Boldly Against Sham Emergency

President Trump is defrauding the American people with this emergency declaration over a sham border threat to obtain funding for a wall that our country does not need or want. The emergency declaration directly defies Congress, despite the significant amount of money they conceded for a border barrier.

Mi Familia Vota Urges Congress to Reject Anti-Immigrant Funding Bill

We are gravely disappointed that Democrat and Republican members of the House and Senate would negotiate such a calamitous bill. It reflects a complete disregard for the immigrant community and for American values. Members of this committee have negotiated on the false narrative of a border emergency constructed by President Trump; we urge Congress to reject this bill.