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Esperanza United is proud to announce that Vivian Huelgo will be joining the organization as Chief Programs Officer tomorrow. Founded more than forty years ago, Esperanza United is the largest and most well-respected organization working across the United States to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence. Vivian Huelgo brings more than […]

By Maria Benavides, Policy Fellow For Fatima I waited to get picked up from school. The bell rang and I ran outside to play bebé leche with my friends. We laughed and jumped until their parents escaped the terrible traffic of Mexico City and they had to wave me goodbye. I […]

By: Yasmin Campos-Mendez and Montserrat Castro Gómez This week Esperanza United’s Public Policy Manager Yasmin Campos-Mendez and Policy and Advocacy Fellow Montserrat Castro Gómez got to attend a White House ceremony honoring the passing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA).  It was on the White House south lawn, hosted by […]

Today, the Supreme Court voted in a 5-4 ruling in favor of allowing the Biden Administration to end the ‘Remain in Mexico’ immigration policy. This cruel policy was ordered under the Trump Administration and required migrants seeking asylum to remain in Mexico until their US immigration court date. The ‘Remain in […]

Nonprofit organizations, designated as a 501(c)(3), are able to do some “lobbying” as defined by the IRS, and there are many activities that are actually designated as advocacy which are permissible for nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from any political activity which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or […]

What passed Join us in celebrating the passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022, signed into law on March 15! This act will strengthen how culturally-specific organizations respond to gender-based violence. Its passage has been a long time coming – we started the reauthorization process way back in […]

Photo by @diapachecoo By Montserrat Castro Gomez March 8th is International Women’s Day. For some countries, it is a holiday and for others, it is a revolutionary movement. However, no matter what events, protests, celebrations, or conferences are organized around us, we regard March 8th as a day to honor women, […]

“Check out our letter from over 50 national organizations calling on Congress to deliver on five key policies women need to survive and thrive across the country, across communities and experiences, and across our lifespans. Then, add your name to sign on, too!” -United States of Women During the COVID-19 pandemic millions […]

On Wednesday, February 9 at 3:30 PM ET, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022. This important bill reflects a bipartisan deal that the government needs to do more to prevent and respond to domestic […]

By: Montserrat Castro Gómez, Policy and Advocacy Fellow Last Tuesday, January 18th, at 7pm EST, the National Organization for Women (NOW) hosted a panel titled Justice at our border: Addressing the barriers faced by undocumented women. This panel was the second in a series of an ongoing campaign launched by NOW […]