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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

NATION'S LARGEST ONLINE LATINX ORGANIZING GROUP RESPONDS TO MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS

OUR AMERICA: Latinx, Black, Native American, Asian, Immigrant, Muslim, and LGBTQ Leaders To Shape Congress

Nov. 6, 2018

Presente Action has spent the past year building up to this moment, to see our people rise. We have been inspired by the amazing work done by Presente members and coalition partners to engage and empower a truly representative electorate and a diversity of leadership around the country.

Presente Action’s Executive Director, Matt Nelson, explained, “These midterm elections showed incredible rates of voting from underrepresented communities and a people-powered wave to create a better America. So many candidates, who historically have been considered impossible candidates, will be able to make policies that seemed impossible, possible. We see ourselves in the amazing, groundbreaking leaders like Sharice Davids, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Veronica Gonzales, Sylvia Garcia, Jared Polis, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. We are the past, present, and future. We are the change.”

“Our hundreds of thousands of members across the country know that progress made toward full human rights and liberation is the work of millions of people, millions of tears, millions of dreams, and millions of stories that haven’t been heard before. We also know that many candidates who represent a new direction for America did not win. Many policies supporting education, housing, healthcare, and immigration were not passed, yet. Our fight will continue to ensure that our visions become realities. We are excited to expand systems and processes to include more people and achieve greater human rights with our Congress, especially our newly-elected dream-bearers,” continued Nelson.

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Presente Action is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group; advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.