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Mi Familia Vota

Ahead of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, Mi Familia Vota works to register young voters in this key battleground state. Organizers go to high schools and supermarkets in the heart of the Latino community; engaging and educating this electorate with the hopes of a historic turnout for this young and growing demographic.

AIRED: October 06, 2020 | 0:02:52
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Hello, my name's Jasmine Gomez,

I'm the voter registration organizer withMi Familia Vota.

Years ago, literally no one could vote

besides our white males.

But that's not the case anymore.

Now, so many people can vote,

and we should be taking advantage

of that power that we have.

Raise your hand if you did want a voter registration form

and we'll walk you through it.

So, for the forms you guys need a black pen,

do you guys have one?

So, in Mi Familia Vota,

we believe in a holistic approach to engaging democracy

and civic participation.

And we do everything to empower communities,

because Latino power

is at the center of everything that we do.

We have 14 offices in six states,

and we do ground operations on voter registration,

GOTV, voter education,

census, citizenship.

We're literally on the frontline

protecting and defending our democracy.

We are gonna be doing our caucus training this Friday

and it's gonna be in Spanish.

Invite them to our training this Friday.

Let 'em know that it's happening,

let 'em know it's in Spanish,

and just be very welcoming with them,

'cause we want the community to be there,

at the end of the day, it's for them.

This is a very unique opportunity because

it is the very last opportunity

to provide the community with the training,

with the tools they need to participate in the caucus.

Alright, let's do our thing so we can get going.

Alright, let's head out.

This is the most important work that will happen in our nation

and I'm not exaggerating.

We are literally under attack.

We are structurally being excluded

from the most important spaces of power.

Hate crimes against Latinos and immigrants

have increased 26% in the last three years

under the most anti-immigrant administration

that we have in our history.

Right now, we know that unless we get the political power

that we deserve,

we're gonna continue to face these horrible attacks.

Latinos and immigrants,

will be playing a central role

in protecting and defending our democracy.