Posts Tagged ‘desde el estado’

Building Latinx Power and What’s Next Under the Biden Administration

July 8th, 2021

On June 24, 2021, Mijente gathered with donors and supporters to share the roots of Mijente and our latest strategies and tactics to build justice on the local and federal level in today’s new political climate.  We spoke with Mijente’s Co-Founder and Director Marisa Franco, Senior Campaign Organizer Jacinta González, and Lane Santa Cruz, Council […]



January 13th, 2021

AN INTERVIEW WITH JAVIER SANDOVAL On October 25, 2020, the people of Chile voted “yes” on the referendum which asked voters two questions: should Chile convene a constitutional convention to write a brand-new constitution? If yes, who should write that new constitution – an assembly comprising half congressional representatives and half citizens, or an assembly […]


You Have to Be Clear on What You Are Fighting For – A Conversation with Adelina Nicholls

December 30th, 2020

Georgia emerged this year as the swing state nobody expected, not only resulting in a victory for President Biden, but also playing a pivotal role in the balance of power in the Senate with a Runoff election. In the middle of all this, we spoke to Adelina Nicholls, director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for […]


It’s a fight everyday in Florida: Stories from Florida Organizers

December 11th, 2020

If you’re from Florida and you saw your state becoming red just a few weeks ago during elections, odds are you were not surprised. For many Southern organizers on the ground it was frustrating to see the uncomplicated ways Florida was discussed as election results rolled in. This week, Mijente chatted with organizers from Mijente […]


We’ve made it to Election Day. What comes after is up to all of us.

November 3rd, 2020

It’s election day. Finally. We expect to see record breaking turnout of voters in this cycle, millions having already participated and many more who will show up at the polls on Tuesday. The contours of the outcome are taking shape and we believe there will be a resounding showing of people who are often counted […]


How to Keep Yourself Safe from COVID while Voting

October 28th, 2020

This is a monumental election season for so many reasons, but there is an entirely new obstacle in place that we’ve literally never dealt with before: the highly infectious COVID-19.  While the pandemic poses new challenges for voting, it does not mean that it isn’t possible to vote safely, even for high risk populations. If […]


Georgia Sheriff Candidate Questionnaires

April 9th, 2020

Sheriffs in Georgia are powerful. At the top of their powers are whether and when to release our loved ones from jails, whether to require a cash bond to release them, or whether they are going to call immigration enforcement instead. This May residents of Cobb and Gwinnett County in Georgia will get a chance to […]


Pasos Pa’lante: Mijente Democratic Primary Endorsement

January 31st, 2020

The moment feels like it was yesterday. At a local Phoenix community center , we waited for the results of the 2016 election — waited to find out if our push to finally topple Maricopa County’s notorious sheriff Joe Arpaio had been successful. Local election results trickled in, and it became clear that we’d won. […]


FUERA TRUMP: This is the year we’ve been building towards

January 17th, 2020

Mijente is a fighting organization, and we are kicking off the year in action mode. We are amped to be a core partner of the 2020 Women’s March. Women – and especially women of color – have demonstrated bold leadership in driving the resistance against the Trump agenda. We need to honor that and multiply […]


Our Top 5 Moments from “El Chisme 2020: 1:1 with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren”

November 18th, 2019

El Chisme 2020 continues to flip  the script.  We’re showing what happens when “Latinx outreach” isn’t just a buzzword; when *we* create a space to center our community and our issues; when *we* write the questions that get asked and grip that mic like the reinxs we are, when *we* fill the room with a […]