Nevada News

  • Sigourney Nuñez
  • Apr 21, 2014 5:28 PM

Mi Familia Vota Ed Fund, Immigration Advocates Host Citizenship Workshop in Reno

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2014

Contact: Benjamin Challinor, benc@mifamiliavota.org, (702) 812-1419

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MI FAMILIA VOTA ED FUND AND IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES HOST CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP IN RENO TO HELP ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS APPLY FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund promotes citizenship to grow Latino civic participation in NV

WHAT: Mi Familia Vota Ed Fund hosts citizenship workshop in Reno to encourage eligible lawful permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship and earn the right to vote this November. There are an estimated 90,000 legal permanent residents in Nevada eligible to naturalize. This is part of MFVEF’s long-term civic engagement campaign that includes building the Latino electorate. The workshops will offer eligible immigrants guidance on the naturalization process, such as application review, consultation with qualified immigration legal experts, and study materials for the naturalization exam. “More than ever, the Latino community is recognizing the importance of participating in the civic affairs of their communities and of holding politicians accountable to their promises to represent everyone in their districts. The greatest way to do that is by becoming a citizen and earning the right to vote. The vote is the great equalizer in our democracy,” said Leo Murietta, Mi Familia Vota Regional Field and Data Management Director.

WHEN: April 26, 2014 -- 9 a.m. - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mi Familia Vota Office

              164 Hubbard Way, Ste. B, Reno NV 89502

WHO: Mi Familia Vota Ed Fund, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, UNR Latino Research Center, UNR Latino Student Advisory Board, PLAN, Tu Casa Latina, Salcido Law, Entravision, Univision Radio, SEIU. 

On Twitter: @MiFamiliaVotaNV #HazteCiudadano

  • Sigourney Nuñez
  • Apr 21, 2014 3:48 PM

Mi Familia Vota Ed Fund, Immigration Advocates Host Citizenship Workshop in Las Vegas

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2014

Contact: Rudy Zamora, RudyZ@mifamiliavota.org, 702-724-5386

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

MI FAMILIA VOTA ED FUND AND IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES HOST CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP IN LAS VEGAS TO HELP ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS APPLY FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund promotes citizenship to grow Latino civic participation in NV

WHAT: Mi Familia Vota Ed Fund hosts citizenship workshop in Las Vegas to encourage eligible lawful permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship and earn the right to vote this November. There are an estimated 90,000 legal permanent residents in Nevada eligible to naturalize. This is part of MFVEF’s long-term civic engagement campaign that includes building the Latino electorate. The workshops will offer eligible immigrants guidance on the naturalization process, such as application review, consultation with qualified immigration legal experts, and study materials for the naturalization exam. “More than ever, the Latino community is recognizing the importance of participating in the civic affairs of their communities and of holding politicians accountable to their promises to represent everyone in their districts. The greatest way to do that is by becoming a citizen and earning the right to vote. The vote is the great equalizer in our democracy,” said Leo Murietta, Mi Familia Vota Regional Field and Data Management Director.

WHEN: April 26, 2014 -- 9 a.m. - 12:00pm

WHERE: Hermandad Mexicana Transnational

2945 W Charleston Blvd Suite 4 Las Vegas, NV 89102

WHO: Mi Familia Vota Ed Fund, Caesars Entertainment, Human Rights Campaign, El Tiempo, Entravision, Univision Radio, AILA, COLAVE, CORE, SEIU, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo, Hermandad Mexicana, Asian Journal, ADVOCATE, AFL-CIO, NALEO, TEACHFORAMERICA, Community Service of Nevada, DBV

On Twitter: @MiFamiliaVotaNV #HazteCiudadano

  • Sigourney Nuñez
  • Apr 16, 2014 12:52 PM

Mi Familia Vota Regional Field Director, Leo Murrieta on Channel 3 'What's Your Point?'

Mi Familia Vota Nevada collected over 19,000 voter registrations state-wide in 2012 and has continued to promote social and economic justice on a local and national level.

On Monday, "What's Your Point?" Channel 3 News talk show host, Jeff Gillan wanted to know if the local Latino community would turn out to vote in the upcoming election. Mi Familia Vota Regional Field Director, Leo Murrieta had some insight. 

Jump in at the 12:17 mark to see the interview and find out all the work Mi Familia Vota Nevada has been doing to make sure Latinos get out to vote. Watch the entire segment here

  • Karina Felix
  • May 28, 2013 3:22 PM

Will Sen. Heller Vote YES for the Gang of 8’s Immigration Bipartisan Bill?

After his Sunday Op-ed in the Review-Journal,
 
Will Sen. Heller Vote YES for the Gang of 8’s Immigration Bipartisan Bill?
Nevada families urge the Junior Senator to support S 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act that includes both border enforcement and an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million
 
In response to Sen. Heller’s Sunday op-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal calling for a bipartisan solution to our broken immigration system, Ben Monterroso, the Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota, offers this statement: 
 
“In his Sunday op-ed, Sen. Heller recognizes the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Mi Familia Vota and Latino families across Nevada are encouraged by his remarks and we urge him to follow through and support the Senate bipartisan bill, S 744—The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which the Senate is expected to take up when they reconvene next week. 
 
“The Senate bipartisan bill is a true compromise—and although it isn’t a perfect bill, it is a giant step forward. Passing this bill would be a huge improvement over the status quo, restoring rationality and sanity to what is currently a dysfunctional immigration system.
 
“We call on Sen. Heller to join the vast majority of Americans—including Gov. Brian Sandoval—who want a solution to our broken immigration system and support S 744, keeping intact an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans living in the United States undocumented.
 
“Voting YES on S 744 would protect American workers, keep families together, and give businesses the tools to compete in a global economy. It can bring hardworking immigrants into the system through a rigorous but fair process that ends in full U.S. citizenship, and the rights and responsibilities that comes with it.  
 
“While Sen. Heller is home this week during the congressional recess, we welcome the chance to work with him and his office to clarify his position. We hope he and his colleagues do the right thing for our families, communities, and country and pass S 744 to finally fix our broken immigration system once and for all.”
 
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  • Karina Felix
  • Apr 02, 2013 1:22 PM

What Latino Civic Participation and Immigration Reform Mean for Nevada

What Latino Civic Participation and Immigration Reform Mean for Nevada

 

By: Leo Murrieta

Nevada State Director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund

 

Latinos clearly made their voices heard at the ballot box on November 6, 2012. A CNN exit poll showed that Latinos represented 19 percent of the electorate in Nevada. By the 2016 Presidential election, Latino voter eligibility is expected to increase by 49.5 percent, according to the Center for American Progress.

 

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFV EF) is steadfast in our civic engagement plans by doubling our efforts on motivating thousands legal permanent residents to become U.S. citizens so that they can be part of the group that will exercise their right to vote in 2014 – the year we will hold those elected officials accountable for supporting or preventing commonsense immigration reform.

 

We will be at citizenship ceremonies across the state once those immigrants become citizens to register each and every one to vote. We will also engage hundreds of Hispanic youth that turn 18 every month by reaching them at schools, through youth groups, churches and other areas in their communities so that they too, register to vote and become part of the growing Latino electorate.

 

America deserves a fair immigration system that benefits our nation and state, reflects our values and makes sense for our economy and our families. After all, immigrants have shaped the American identity and contribute as taxpayers, costumers, entrepreneurs, and job creators.

 

We are asking Congress to do the right thing and pass a commonsense immigration reform that reflects our commitment to the values that define us as Americans and includes a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring citizens living in the U.S. Let’s face it, voters want real solutions, not just political talk.

 

Legalizing immigrant workers in Nevada and increasing their spending power will add 23,000 jobs to the state’s economy and grow tax revenues by $249 million, according to an economic study by the Center for American Progress. If all new Americans were expelled from Nevada, the state would lose more than $1.3 billion in state revenues.

 

Through our outreach, education and resources, MFV EF is helping pave the way to ensure high levels of electoral involvement among the Latino community in 2014, and beyond. Showing our presence at the ballot box and electing pro-Latino officials that will represent our interests will show candidates the political influence we can have when we vote.

 

Now let’s work together to making possible a commonsense immigration reform in 2013 and continue to create a engaged Latino voting bloc that continues to influence top issues of concern for the Latino community.

You can take action today by calling your member of Congress, Senator Harry Reid or Senator Dean Heller, at 1-877-848-8289 and ask for support on a commonsense immigration reform that provides a timely roadmap to citizenship. To receive more information, text NOW to 90975.

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