The easiest way to donate to local immigrant justice organizations both fighting for immigrant justice year-round and leading campaigns to get voters out to the polls.
Curated by long-time immigrant rights organizers Erika Andiola and Myrna Orozco, who have many years of experience in local and national immigrant rights struggles. They have consulted with dozens of local and national organizers in developing this list, with a focus on MVP’s priority states.
Build long-term infrastructure that lasts beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities year-round, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.
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LUCHA and its c3 sister ACE are Center for Popular Democracy affiliates based in the Phoenix area, started to challenge anti-immigrant policies. They have over 1000 Latino and immigrant members, and provide empowerment services along with leadership development, organizing, and civic engagement at scale. They’ve led ballot campaigns including the winning 2016 Prop 206 Minimum Wage initiative, helped in the efforts to defeat former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio, and continue to create leaders and campaigns that challenge the political status quo in Arizona.
Mi Familia Vota unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Their work in engaging Latino communities and building partnerships is guided by the “7 Patas” or 7 pillars model of community engagement. Under this model, Mi Familia Vota works with schools, local networks of businesses, faith organizations, media outlets, community organizations, local consulates of immigrant-sending countries, and labor unions in order to maximize reach and impact.
Part of the national organization and political home for Latinx and Chicanx organizing for racial justice. Mobilizing against immigration enforcement and criminalization. Currently leading a campaign to pressure tech companies to stop profiting from the suffering of immigrants. Organizing in Phoenix, working on candidate endorsements for local elections and community engagement programs for the presidential elections.
Poder in Action’s mission is to build power to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression and determine a liberated future as people of color in Arizona through our lived experience, leadership development, and civic participation. Founded in 2013, we organize to build community power, create systems change, and move local public policy that increases our community's quality of life by centering our health and wellness. Our values embrace the wisdom of our ancestors and take up the mantle of their legacy. Our values are dignity, family, love, community, self-determination, healing, solidarity, and responsibility.
The major Latino and immigrant rights organization in Maryland and a national model, providing a range of services and organizing for immigration reform and economic justice. They run significant voter turnout operations, and are affiliates of the Center for Popular Democracy expanding into Virginia and Pennsylvania. They were instrumental in getting the state's DREAM Act passed and winning the referendum on it .
A civic engagement organization and long-time champion of civil rights working in Houston, Dallas, and expanding to the Rio Grande Valley. It unites Latinos, immigrants, young people, and allies to promote social and economic justice through state and federal issue advocacy, voter registration, voter participation, and digital accountability campaigns. MFV's key advocacy issues include immigrant rights, voting rights including redistricting, environmental justice, and healthcare.
With nearly 100,000 lifetime members, CASA in Action is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights. We have fought for immigration reform and to elect legislators in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia who will stand with our members in stopping deportations, fighting for access to driver's licenses and fighting every day for social justice.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, with over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWD is at the forefront of efforts to stop the deportations of undocumented youth and their parents. They also strengthen alliances and support for DREAMers at the intersection of queer and immigrant rights.
A vibrant hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, Mijente combines cultural, electoral, and issue organizing to advance a broad agenda of social justice in solidarity with other oppressed communities.
A nationally recognized multi-ethnic and multi-generational statewide coalition working to empower immigrants and refugees to develop a unified voice, defend their rights and create a welcoming atmosphere in the state that recognizes their positive contribution. Leading legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, and award-winning communications initiatives. They have defeated 150 anti-immigrant bills, taken legal action to defend refugee resettlement, and led statewide campaigns fighting for education equity for undocumented students.
Colorado Immigrant Right Coalition (CIRC) Action Fund, works for a Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect by advocating for pro-immigrant public policies and increasing the civic participation of new Americans. They focus on leading efforts to register, educate, and mobilize more than 31,000 voters in key districts to win and protect seats that will create a pro-immigrant progressive majority in the legislature and elect women of color.
A multigenerational sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to advancing the Latinx community by engaging individuals and families to effect policy and system change that allow everyone to lead healthy, self-determined lives. COLOR advances reproductive justice mission through framing, leadership dev, organizing, advocacy, and voter engagement. Seeking to increase their presence in Metro Denver and rural locations in Colorado. While reporductive justice is their main issue area, COLOR advocates and engages their membership on a wide range of issues that impact their daily lives.
Padres Unidos Inc. (1992) and Padres y Jovenes Unidos (2000), are a cross generational group in Southwest Denver, working for educational equity, racial justice, immigrant rights and quality healthcare for all. They fought to save 16,000 free meals for students served by the program, Breakfast After the Bell. They also challenged the Denver School District and Police Department on disproportionate disciplinary actions towards students of color. Parents and Youth united work together to fight against inequality and discrimination in their communities, while empowering others and expanding their mission.
Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is Florida’s strongest immigrant rights organization and an anchor of the national movement for immigrant justice. They have led national, statewide, and local campaigns focusing on immigrant rights and economic issues for more than a decade. They've won in-state tuition for undocumented students, advocated for local wage theft ordinances, and launched numerous naturalization drives helping thousands become US citizens. FLIC is focused on registering tens of thousands of voters, including new voters whose voting rights were restored by Amendment 4, and holding candidates who voted to ban sanctuary cities accountable. They are working on passing legislation to expand access to drivers licenses regardless of immigration status.
Mi Familia Vota is a civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power, uniting Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. They led organizing to pass the Trust Act in the city of Orlando and their key issues include immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. In this election cycle, Mi Familia Vota is focused on registering and mobilizing new and young voters to the polls.
United We Dream - Florida is the state chapter of the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWD is at the forefront of efforts to stop the deportations of undocumented youth and their parents. In 2018, they convened 1,500 young people from around the country in Miami in advance of the 2018 election. They've worked on GOTV efforts focused on Congressional races in Miami and organized weekly “circle of protection” mobilizations to bear witness at ICE deportation proceedings in Broward county.
A powerful Center for Popular Democracy affiliate and Latino immigrant rights organization branching out from CASA de Maryland, with a growing base in South Central PA (Dauphin, Lancaster and York Counties). They have registered 10,000 voters and contacted over 45,000 infrequent Latino voters. CASA in Action has engaged Latinos in the Presidential, US Senate, important Congressional District races, as well as some key down-ballot opportunities in York County.
A diverse multigenerational coalition of over 50 organizations across the state that lead campaigns to advance immigrant rights at all levels through advocacy and organizing. Through citizenship promotion, voter registration, and turnout, PICC works to build immigrant electoral power and to address barriers to the civic participation of underrepresented immigrant communities throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
One of the strongest state-based immigrant rights organizations in the country. They held mass meeting across the state and then helped organize Wisconsin’s “Day without Latinos” which brought 40,000 people into the streets of Milwaukee. Voces de la Frontera Action and Voces de la Frontera has chapters in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay, Waukesha, and Walworth County, and a strong history of organizing the Latino vote.
A civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power. It unites Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Working on immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. Its focused efforts to register and mobilize new and young voters to the polls this election cycle.