Climate change and environmental pollution disproportionally affect Latino and immigrant communities. We work on educating, empowering mobilizing the Latino community to act on climate and protect our Mother Earth.
Mi Familia Vota collaborates with various Latino and environmental organizations to educate and mobilize Latino voters around acting on climate, environmental and conservation issues. We are also an active voice representing the Latino community in policy discussions at federal and state levels.
Mi Familia Vota is a proud member of the Coalition for Environment and Equity Resilience (CEER) in Houston, Texas.
Our mission is to drive community voices into the post-Hurricane Harvey decision-making process to promote equity and resilience by emphasizing land, water, air, waste, and housing policies that reduce human exposure to pollution and strengthen environmental conservation.
CEER envisions a region that is equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically strong where residents have the opportunity to live, work, learn, play, and pray free from environmental hazards. To make that vision a reality, we advocate for public and private investment in protecting communities by cleaning up hazards that contaminate our air, water, and land, while at the same time prevent or reduce flooding.
Houston Youth Climate Summit
In February 2020, Mi Familia Vota hosted the first Houston Youth Climate Summit in collaboration with CEER, Texas Rising, JOLT Texas, and Sunrise Movement. Over 80 young individuals joined us for a full day of understanding how climate change shows up locally, meeting community leads and organizations that are advocating for a just and equitable policy platform, and questioned Presidential candidate campaigns on their environmental justice platforms.