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Youth Advocacy Summit 2024 CommUNITY

OCA-Greater Houston and Mi Familia en Acción are partnering together to host the 2024 Youth Advocacy Summit. The mission of this annual youth leadership program is to educate and empower Houston-area youth to become community advocates. This is done by learning about issues through experts, developing leadership and organizing skills. Youth Advocacy Summit consistently offers…

Sofia Guardado

Born in Melbourne, Florida, I embarked on my professional journey at the age of 12, working at a flea market. Over the years, I gained diverse experience first in business than office settings, including telemarketing, student loan collections, real estate, and local government. My career path led me to roles such as Office Manager, Deputy…

Mi Familia en Acción Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Announcement that DACA Recipients Will Have Access to the ACA

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – This week the Biden-Harris Administration announced the finalization of a proposed rule that allows Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants to buy their own insurance for the first time through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and vital other health programs.   The following is a statement from Hector Sanchez Barba, CEO…

Mi Familia Vota responds to Arizona court upholding state’s 1864 total abortion ban

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For Immediate Release Press Contact: KristianR@mifamiliavota.org WASHINGTON D.C.— The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday recently upheld a 160-year-old law outlawing abortions at any stage of pregnancy unless the patient’s life is in danger, with no exceptions for rape or incest. In response to this court ruling, Héctor Sánchez Barba the President and CEO of Mi Familia…

As The 2024 Election Ramps Up Mi Familia Vota Certified As A Great Place To Work

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WASHINGTON D.C.— Mi Familia Vota is run by and built for our communities to strengthen Latino power. As our country faces continued attacks on our democracy, we must rise to this challenge more than ever before. To do that, we must maintain a working environment conducive to fostering innovation and excellence. That is why we…

Maria Lopez

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Genesis Malaspina

Genesis Malaspina was born in Venezuela and moved to the United States at the age of eight, seeking new opportunities and a brighter future. Her journey to becoming a U.S. citizen was one marked by determination and community engagement. In 2014, Genesis became involved in a pivotal moment for her family and community when she…

Karolina Dorante

Karolina Dorante was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where from an early age she showed a strong sense of altruism and community service. Driven by her love for art and culture, she decided to explore new opportunities and embarked on studying Fashion Design and the Italian Language in Milan, Italy, where she acquired valuable skills and…