Familias Presentes Movement is 501c4 organization that seeks to build multicultural grassroots movements to elect progressive Latino candidates to School Boards across the I-4 corridor to ensure that Latinos have a seat at the table in all policy and budget discussions that affect our youth and their schools in the Central Florida region.
We build multi-cultural, community-driven coalitions to support our public schools as well as Latino students and teachers.
We fight to ensure that local School Board redistricting processes provide fair representation to all communities.
We recruit progressive Latino candidates to run for School Boards across the I-4 corridor to ensure fair representation for the Latino community.
We support and endorse pro-public education candidates who commit to fight for Latino students at the local, state, and federal level.
During the 2020 election cycle, we mobilized Latino families in the I-4 corridor to support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: Knocking on 10,000+ doors, making 15,000+ calls, and sending 7,500+ texts.
During the 2018 election cycle, we created a student-run campaign to elect Johanna López as the first Latina School Board member in the history of Orange County, Florida.
Protect and improve funding for our public education system.
Establish additional support systems for English-Language-Learner (ELL) students.
Enact equitable school policies and practices in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Protect immigrant students, especially those who are undocumented.
Advance the well-being of our teachers and non-instructional staff.
Our organization is currently geographically focused on the I-4 corridor, a region in which the Latino population has exponentially grown in the last few years. This includes Orange, Osceola, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia counties. Our plan is to expand our work to cover the whole state of Florida in the next few years.