MIV Vision for Building Immigrant Political Power and Representation
From Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
MIV advocates for an approach to electoral organizing that emphasizes elections work as one component of a larger movement for social and economic justice. This movement-building approach to elections focuses not only on short-term increases in voter turnout and wins on specific ballot initiatives, but also on:
- building leadership and capacity within low-income immigrant communities and organizations;
- catalyzing and strengthening diverse multi-ethnic alliances; and
- connecting electoral work to ongoing organizing for social justice.
We work with organizations to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate materials and skills training based on a progressive, low-income specific platform to help them build effective voter and civic participation programs over time.
MIV Long-Term Vision and Strategy
|Future Elections||Political Education|
|Build the capacity of community-based organizations to do effective electoral work.|| Build the capacity of community-based organizations to connect electoral work to ongoing social change work.
Increase capacity of communities to analyze issues that impact their communities.
Create opportunities for immigrants to understand political mechanisms.
|Increase voter participation rates of immigrant and disenfranchised communities.||Increase the political participation of immigrants and disenfranchised communities to engage in policy advocacy efforts/public life.|
|Strengthen immigrant community leadership and activism for ongoing work toward social change by involving them in the electoral process.||Strengthen immigrant community leadership and activism for ongoing work toward social change by engaging in policy advocacy activities.|
|Draw attention to issues of concern for immigrants and highlight the significance of the emerging immigrant vote in California.||Draw attention to issues of concern for immigrants and highlight the significance of the emerging political power of immigrant communities.|