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In Arizona, An Election We Can Feel Good About Winning

October 5th, 2016

The scene is a sprawling housing development in Buckeye, Arizona. Its likely that this is a neighborhood that was hit hard during the housing foreclosure crisis of years past. Buckeye is in Maricopa County, which seems unreal given you feel like you’re actually halfway to L.A. heading out that way from downtown Phoenix. A knock [...]


Undocumented and Traveling to Puerto Rico for Lánzate

October 1st, 2016

The following is general information about the process and potential risks for undocumented immigrants who are traveling to Puerto Rico for Mijente’s Lanzate 2016 in San Juan. Although it was vetted by immigration attorneys and experienced organizers, it is not legal advice. Consult a trusted attorney before making decisions about your case.


Books of Latinx #QueerLove We All Need Right Now

June 15th, 2016

Because in times like this we need to see Latinx queer love. We need to love Latinx queer love.


CASE STUDY: 48 Hours to Keep Chicago a Welcoming City

June 1st, 2016

Target: Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel’s previous statements meant he was already on record and we knew that the Governor wasn’t going to change his mind, so we needed to find someone who would stand up to him instead. Demand: Do not allow Governor Rauner's fearmongering to impact Chicago. Pledge to maintain a welcoming city and [...]


Desert Poem

May 31st, 2016

Only the shelter of stars and a bed of stone


Milwaukee Has Options for Frozen Custard #BoycottLeons

May 19th, 2016

You don’t have to speak English to get your frozen custard this summer.


Angel Cruz’s Family Deserves Answers, Not Another Cover-Up

March 31st, 2016

Recently, I saw a friend of mine share a news article about 20-year-old Angel Cruz “mysteriously” dying in Cook County jail. I hadn’t known him well but I had seen him in the hallways in school.



March 28th, 2016

Ensuring the safety and rights of Milwaukee residents who wish to register their dissent will require the absence of Sheriff Clarke from such events and a proactive plan to prevent profiling and violence against protesters.


Trump is a Standards and Safety Issue at UIC Says Undocumented Student

March 6th, 2016

It’s become clear that his rallies are not just political events but mobilizing moments for active hate groups to amass.

I, and other students who are at the receiving end of his maniacal statements, are in direct danger.

We already face systemic violence but we’re increasingly becoming targets of attack by his followers on and off Trump’s campaign trail.

Within the last week, a young black woman was pushed and shoved by Trump supporters who yelled racial slurs at her at a rally in Kentucky. While in Michigan, Trump gave his supporters permission to be violent with protestors, saying that he would defend them in court.


Jacinta Gonzalez Joins Mijente as Field Director

February 16th, 2016

am very excited and deeply humbled by the opportunity to work with the brave human beings on the frontlines of the fight for racial justice. As part of the team, I hope to help strengthen organizing that builds power to achieve the wins our communities deserve. “

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