WHO WE ARE
COPAL aims to achieve its mission by networking with organizations and people across ethnic communities by embracing the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing:
I. Be inclusive;
II. Emphasis on Bottom-Up Organizing;
III. Let’s people Speak for Themselves;
IV. Work Together in Solidarity and Mutuality;
V. Build Just Relationships Among Ourselves and
VI. Commitment to Self-Transformation.
COPAL’s 2018 plan calls for building a mission-focused 501 c3/c4 organization that is governed and staffed by Latinx leaders who are committed to 5 key near-term strategies including:
Robust Latinx voter engagement in several key cities in Minnesota;
School of Democracy and Leadership training;
Ensuring Latinx issues and voices are present in the Our Minnesota Future (OMF) agenda;
Organizing a Minnesota Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Alliance.
Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Acción Latina (or COPAL) is a new membership organization with a mission of uniting Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines.
COPAL is a proud member of: