#YoDecido

According to PEW Research Center, Millennials -also the most racially diverse demographic population- make up 44% of Latino eligible voters and are the main driver of growth in the Latino electorate. From 2012 to 2016, 3.2 million young U.S.-born Latinos came of age and turned 18, accounting for 80% of the increase in Latino eligible voters during this time.

Navigate is led by Latino Millennials and are part of the pool of what is considered the New American Coalition made up by young people that deeply care about immigration, college affordability, job creation, the environment, economic  and racial justice.

#YoDecido is Navigate’s way to politicize our realities. We are deciding to shift the narrative and recognize the everyday power building that organically happens all around the Latinx community in Minnesota. From art to organizing, our vibrant Minnesotanos keep making history, influencing nationally and proving the “sleeping giant” is wide awake. #YoDecido is all about Latinx centered power, authority and self-determination but always with community.

As we know this election is important, and the lies being spread about our gente have activated us exponentially. And we will prove it on November 8th.

Because when our community is under threat – WE FIGHT BACK!

WATCH OUR VIDEO HERE!

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About Juventino Meza

Juventino Meza is an internationally recognized champion for human rights, a non-profit executive and leader in civic engagement. His work is focused around Latinos, higher education, LGBT communities, immigration policy and democracy. Juve co-founded NAVIGATE MN, a leadership development program, and co-founded the Capitol Pathways internship program for college students and Native American students as an effort to racially diversify who works in and around state government. In 2013, Juve played a critical role in building a broad coalition to get President Obama to create DACA in 2012 and pass the MN Dream/Prosperity Act in 2013. Juve is a member of the Latino Economic Development Center’s Latino Scholarship Fund Selection Committee & serves in the Saint Paul’s Mexican Consulate’s Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Fellowship Program selection committee. Juve is the youngest recipient of the Ohtli Award, the Mexican Government’s highest recognition for a civilian Mexican living outside Mexico, & is recipient of the Immigrant of Distinction Award from the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Juve was named one of the “25 Under 25” by OutFront Minnesota in 2012. Juventino Meza is graduate of Augsburg College and currently attends William Mitchell School of Law.