Samuel Molina was born and raised in Fresno, California. He credits his mother as one of his greatest inspirations after realizing her struggle and what it took to raise a family out of poverty. Samuel began with Mi Familia Vota in April 2014 and has risen through the ranks from lead organizer to leading our California operations as state director.
Prior to his work with Mi Familia Vota, Samuel joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in May 2008 and completed his service as a Corporal. He graduated from Fresno City College and earned a B.S. degree in Criminology from California State University Fresno. After receiving his degree, Samuel sought to serve his community by engaging them in civic participation to spark change on issues important to them. He believes communities benefit most when everyone is involved in our political process and engaged in local politics. He remains committed to creating new leaders and uniting his community. He is the proud recipient of the Latinx Community Leader Health Equity Award from the Latino Coalition for Healthy California and the CHISPA award from LULAC.
Under his leadership, Mi Familia Vota California has; registered over 42,000 voters, helped in the establishment of ‘citizenship corners’ in Fresno county libraries, lead the fight for the Fresno USD Dream Center, the establishment of an Immigrant Affairs Committee to the City of Fresno, successfully graduated more than 150 students from our Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement program and also played a pivotal role in helping pass AB918 Voting for All Act.