This election is one we will win or lose together. We need to organize our own families to boot Trump out of office. We invite you to have a family chat to make the commitment to vote as a family and in honor of our ancestors
We’ve created a conversational format where all family members can participate by connecting to the ties that unite us, in honor of Dia de los Muertos. This is a time to remember those who’ve come before us, the joys and the struggles, and most of all how our ancestors persevered.
We continue their legacy when we fight for our right to thrive as a community.
This election is one we will win or lose together. We need to organize our own families to boot Trump out of office. We invite you to have a family chat to make the commitment to vote as a family and in honor of Our ancestors. Let’s get to it!
Special acknowledgments to Mijente members: Lisa Maria Castellanos, Alfredo de Avila, Rita Castellanos, Mary Martinez, Paulina Acosta, Laura Cahue.
Use this facilitator guide to help you set up and lead the conversation with your familia. You’ll find easy-to-follow prompts that you can feel free to adapt. Also, find instructions on how to tag us on social media so that everyone can see your familia in action!
Here is the slideshow you can show your familia, either virtually on a video call (using an app like Zoom, where screen-sharing is possible), in-person with print-outs, or huddled around a computer. Each slide has a question or instruction to help spark reflection, connection, and inspiration!
This ofrenda (or offering) is part of a series that describes in more detail the traditions of Día de los Muertos. In 2020, we hope that everyone who comes to honor their ancestors and to celebrate life takes that energy and channels it into deep and long-term organizing. Join us in taking the immediate step of voting out Trump - the biggest threat we face to our ability to thrive as a comunidad.