The revolution begins in the mind.

How sustaining ourselves by transforming our inner voices can help, in a Trump era

How are you coping with the overwhelming news of attacks on women’s rights, on environmental protections, against immigrants, Muslims, refugees, discrimination against the LGBT community, and on and on? How are you sustaining your spirit to endure the trials that are testing your resolve? We all acknowledge we fear for the future of our country[…]

SB 350 Kicker

Dear Refugio, The oil industry is getting nervous with all this talk about morality and climate change. Already, more than 5,000 Presente members have demanded that Gov. Brown and the CA state legislature support SB 350, and momentum is growing. Can you help us double that number? This will send strong a message to legislators that[…]

SB 32 Fix Legislation

Dear Refugio, In the coming weeks, the California legislature will vote on an unprecedented set of laws aimed at protecting our environment and fighting climate change. It’s an important step — but unless the main bill, SB 32 is amended, there will still be wide loopholes for polluters to keep spewing greenhouse gases and pollutants in[…]

Environmental Justice Victories

Dear Refugio, Thanks to you, we’re taking big steps toward a world where Latino communities have fresh air, clean water, and good jobs. Powered by your voice – and the voices of nearly 10,000 other Presente members – we’ve helped to win historic legislative victories this year for clean energy. In the process, we’ve exposed[…]

Petition to Senator Menendez on Ayotzinapa 43

From: Mariana Ruiz, <> Date: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM Subject: Join us for a #USTired2 action near you! To: Ruth Kummings <> We’ve got the attention of Senator Menendez and 13 other Senators. Now it’s time to turn up the volume. Tomorrow: join us for a national day of action near you! Dear Ruth, We’ve got[…]

Beyond Environmental Justice – Immigration Reform

Re-post from original published on April 25, 2013 on Project Economic Refugee site.  There are moments that define a generational shift. This is one of those moments. The Sierra Club has announced it fully supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. This is a historic step for the organization. The Sierra Club is America’s oldest,[…]

Fundraiser End of Year

Donate $5 today! If you donate $5 or more we’ll send you a beautiful hummingbird sticker representing your solidarity with all of our community’s hard work to grow our movement in 2014! Dear {{ user.first_name|default:”Friend” }}, President Obama is soon going to pass a big milestone–over 2 MILLION deportations, more than any other U.S. President in[…]

Online Petition San Diego Mayor Race

A Latino candidate for mayor depicted as a gang member? Tell Kevin Faulconer to denounce the racist attack! Dear {{ user.first_name|default:”Friend” }}, With only weeks left until San Diego votes on a new mayor, the contest just took a racist turn — a Republican political group mailed voters a picture of Latino candidate David Alvarez that[…]

RSVP Event San Diego Mayoral Race

This Tuesday we’ll deliver thousands of petitions rejecting The Lincoln Club’s dog-whistle racism: Join the petition delivery event! Dear {{ user.first_name|default:”Friend” }}, Great news: more than 10,000 people have now demanded that Republican mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer repudiate the racist smear attack on his Latino opponent David Alvarez by a local Republican group called The Lincoln[…]