Posted on November 1, 2023
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund works for a democracy that serves and represents all
Note from the CREDO Mobile team: This November, the Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is among three amazing groups that will receive a share of our monthly grant. Funding from the CREDO Mobile community will help MFVEF in its mission of uniting Latino, immigrant and allied communities to promote social and economic justice.
Read this important blog post about MFVEF’s critical work, then click here to visit CREDODonations.com and cast your vote to help send funding to MFVEF to support its efforts—and the efforts of our other outstanding November grantees.
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization that builds Latino political power by mobilizing Latino, immigrant and allied communities.
What drives us
Since 2003, MFVEF has worked alongside the nation’s largest Latino communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas. Our mission to advance the voice of the Latino community is the driving force that motivates and informs our work. At MFVEF, our community is at the heart of what we do. This is why we emphasize our efforts around community engagement: to facilitate work that is truly community-driven.
We believe achieving equitable and more just change that benefits our communities requires meaningful, on-the-ground efforts that yield community-driven solutions. Our job at MFVEF is to provide educational opportunities that raise awareness of various systemic challenges facing all of us and our communities in ways that spark community-based movement and achieve positive, just and transformational changes to the world we live in. Through year-round engagement, our social justice efforts promote:
- Civic education
- Leadership development
- Issue organizing
- Voter registration and participation
At MFVEF, we organize, mobilize, engage and educate through a ladder-of-engagement model that guides community members through leadership development on their civic journey from participant to volunteer to advocate and, ultimately, leader and champion of their community. Our investment in growing community leaders has helped create community-wide impact.
In addition, MFVEF’s work in engaging Latino communities and building partnerships with allies is guided by the “8 Patas” or 8 Pillars model of community engagement. Under this model, we work with schools, local networks of businesses, faith organizations, media outlets, community organizations, local consulates of immigrant-sending countries, labor unions and elected officials to maximize our reach and impact. We recruit leaders from each of these community areas who leverage the 8 Patas model in their community engagement, advocacy and leadership.
#MerecemosMejor, We Deserve Better Campaign
MFVEF’s approach has found tremendous success in meeting our communities where they live and where they are and has helped us reach new milestones in our MFVEF footprint. In the midst of a global health crisis, domestic division, and worldwide civil unrest and injustice, we are reminded of our mission, the communities we serve and our shared pursuit of achieving transformational systems-level change, and we have grown and adapted our work and nationwide visibility to address such global challenges.
Our #MerecemosMejor Campaign, in collaboration with our Mi Familia Vota sister affiliate and expansive list of local, state and national partnerships, was created to strengthen visibility of how we educate Latino communities and how we engage civically in our electoral process while celebrating the contributions to our communities and greater society. As the Latino community grows quickly, so has the community’s economic contributions that benefit all of our nation’s citizens because we deserve better.
We aim our campaign efforts at providing nonpartisan civic education, engagement and mobilization opportunities in ways that empower and propel our communities to address their more pressing concerns through collective action. This campaign’s long-term goal is to inspire our communities to use their voice at the ballot box in support of state leaders, officials and policies that represent their needs and beliefs.
Join the movement
As we approach the next presidential campaign year, we welcome all to join our cause! We are excited and committed to expanding our work that strengthens civic engagement, participation and representation of today’s generation of Latinos and other minority groups so that we all can thrive and prosper in a brighter, healthier, sustainable and more just tomorrow.
Because you’re valued CREDO Mobile customers and supporters, we hold your November donation vote with the utmost regard, gratitude, grace and humility, as your contribution will help fuel our guiding light on our shared journey toward achieving a democracy that works for us all!
Get in touch with MEFEV
To learn more about Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and the exciting work we do, please visit MiFamiliaVotaEducationFund.org, follow us on our social media pages (@mifamiliavota: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and sign up for our newsletter here.
We thank you for joining us on our journey toward a democracy that works for all of us!