Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Celebrating a Wave of 2021 Community Wins!

December 16th, 2021

In 2021, Mijente saw a wave of wins that were possible because you! The organizers and volunteers, advocates and activists that pushed for justice made space for community victories. These flowers are yours, and we want to celebrate the wins with you. The start of the year found us in the final sprint of our […]

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New Year & New Fights, Same Mijente Principles of Unity

December 16th, 2021

Mijente is saying farewell to 2021 with our head and hearts full of possibility. As we look forward to a new year in 2022, we know it will bring a fresh set of political and social challenges and collective community care opportunities. In all of it, we remain in the fight for justice and transformative […]

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Safer Communities Without ICE: Our 2021 Big Wins

December 8th, 2021

This has been a year of big wins for the #NoTechforICE campaign. Today we’re celebrating the fact that ICE has been cut off from accessing the utilities data of 171 million people. This step forward blocks ICE from using personal information to surveil, arrest, detain and deport our community members. This is just the first […]

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These Immigrants Organized & Won $17 Million from a For-Profit Detention Center

December 2nd, 2021

As of late October, a ruling by a federal judge set a new precedent for private detention centers in Washington. GEO Group, the company that runs the Northwest ICE Processing Center for immigrants, must pay people who are detained and working in the facility the state’s minimum wage.  Here’s the story on how our compas […]

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Before We Do Anything Important: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

November 22nd, 2021

The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address* is called Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen, meaning “What we say before we do anything important.” This traditional Native address, used as an opening and closing to gatherings and meetings, is meant to root people in a relationship of giving thanks for life and the world around them. This is what fighting for el […]

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Deportation Defense under the Biden Administration

November 18th, 2021

This past September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its policy for how ICE will conduct immigration enforcement in our communities. Though the new prosecutorial discretion memo (PD Memo) falls short of centering a protection-based framework, there are key opportunities for organizers and advocates to use in pushing back against abuses of power by […]

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Assuring Latinx Voters Make their Mark in Atlanta Politics

November 4th, 2021

  In 2020, Mijente PAC made history alongside GLAHR Action Network (GAN) by knocking on every Latinx voter door in Georgia for the Senate runoff election. This year, GAN was back on the doors.   The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) was founded in 2001 to educate and organize a base of Latino […]

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Highlighting Partner #CommunitiesNotCages Actions in Atlanta, Phoenix, & Seattle

October 11th, 2021

On Thursday September 23, over 70 civil and immigrant rights organizations gathered to host actions across the country in the Communities Not Cages national Day of Action. This national Day of Action was coordinated to demand that President Biden shut down all detention centers, reunite currently detained people with their families and community, and stop […]

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What We Learned From the Social Media Limpia

October 11th, 2021

During the month of our social media limpia, where we took a break from posting and interacting on social media platforms, we leaned into the silence. We leaned into questions around building and sustaining a political movement online, using social media as a critical tool.  La Limpia gave us the opportunity to pause and reconnect […]

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“Hispanic” Heritage Month is Complicated: Our Take & Focus On Resilience and Organizing

September 17th, 2021

The “Hispanic” Heritage holiday started off as a week of performative allyship in 1968, continues today as “Hispanic” Heritage Month, beginning on September 15 to mark the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and the respective independence dates of Mexico and Chile on September 16 and 18. But this […]

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