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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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:

  1. Robust Latinx voter engagement in several key cities in Minnesota;
  2.  School of Democracy and Leadership training;
  3. Citizenship campaign;
  4. Ensuring Latinx issues and voices are present in the Our Minnesota Future (OMF) agenda;
  5. 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.

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