We are a political home for Latinx and Chicanx people who seek racial, economic, gender and climate justice. Often we are told as Latinxs that in order to get ahead we need to just work hard and not ask questions. We believe the opposite - we need to hold our heads high and speak out. Mijente helps people do this through campaigns, connects people across a wide network and serves as a hub for culture, learning and advocacy.
- Immigrant Justice
- Latinx Rights
- Racial Justice
Mijente is a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building and organizing.
Launched in 2015, Mijente raises the profile of policy issues that matter to Latinx communities and increases the participation of Latinx and Chicanx people in broader movements for racial, economic, climate, and gender justice. Mijente is committed to reaching Latinx people who have been locked out of leadership roles in Latinx organizations—Black, LGBTQ, transgender, or gender-nonconforming people; women; and those who are low-income, working-class, or formerly incarcerated—focusing on regions of the country without adequate organizing infrastructure or resources.
In 2020, Mijente is partnering with Siembre, an NC immigrant rights organization, to build the power of that state’s 400,000+ Latinx residents, more than half of whom are not registered to vote.
They went beyond their goal to register at least 30,000 new voters and engage and mobilize another 100,000 voters using relational, digital, phone, and other contactless organizing techniques, switching to community-based and door-to-door organizing.
Mijente and Siembre will ground outreach in issues important to the community: immigration justice, access to education, and increased voter access. Mijente will also mobilize its members from around the country to support voter register and GOTV through texting, letter writing, and virtual phone banks.