Migrant-support organizations and enfranchising migrant children to vote
Saturday, October 24, 2020; 15:00 Mexico City time / CDT
Please join us for a chat with activists who work to help displaced U.S.-born children of migrants to vote from Mexico, and to improve the conditions in which migrants live in the border towns between the US and Mexico.
According to estimates, hundreds of thousands, or perhaps even one million children born during the peak years of Mexican migration to the U.S. are living in Mexico, coming of age, and are ready to help determine the outcome of the U.S. elections. Many of them want to vote to give a voice to their family and friends who don't have a voice or a vote in the U.S. and tend to vote progressively. But for them, voting is also about reclaiming a piece of their own identity that has been minimized or even erased by hostile political forces. In the years to come, it is our goal to register as many binational Mexicans with U.S. citizenship living in Mexico as we possibly can. This massive voting block, if mobilized, has the power to change the outcome of elections, but it will take time and resources. Organizing this unique group of U.S. citizens can make strides towards achieving justice for binational communities and affirm not only the validity but also the political power of the binational community.
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Plaza Mayor 1
Mexico City 09020
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