Samuel Molina was born and raised in Fresno, California. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 5 years, completing his service as a Corporal. Samuel joined Mi Familia Vota in April 2014 and has risen through the ranks from lead organizer to leading our California operations as state director.
He graduated from Fresno City College and earned a B.S. degree in Criminology from California State University Fresno. Samuel serves 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. Samuel’s work includes advocating for paid family leave, increasing voter participation, environmental protections, immigrant rights and healthcare for all.
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 50,000 voters, helped in the establishment of ‘citizenship corners’ in Fresno county libraries, led the fight for the Fresno USD Dream Center, the establishment of an Immigrant Affairs Committee to the City of Fresno, successfully graduated more than 300 students from our Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement program and also played a pivotal role in helping pass AB918 Voting for All Act.