Immigration Reform
Part II - TOLA Alums on Presidential Campaign Trail

Part II – TOLA Alums on Presidential Campaign Trail

Interview of Mary Janet Ramos, TOLA 7 Q: Tell us about your involvement with the Hillary Clinton campaign in Nevada?  A: As a field organizer, I was responsible for daily voter contact outreach including attending community events, doing door to door work, and organizing daily phone banks. Every day I had conversations with people in...
Beyond Labels: A Young Organizer's Journey

Beyond Labels: A Young Organizer’s Journey

By Gabriela Andrade When I first heard about TOLA, I knew I had to apply. I was hungry for a program that could teach me the how, the why, and the who of organizing. Before TOLA, my experience as an organizer consisted of shadowing other organizers without fully understanding what I was doing or how...
Finding Strength on the "Pathway to Citizenship"

Finding Strength on the “Pathway to Citizenship”

By Maria Tellez When I learned that the TOLA Fellows and I would be going to Bakersfield to help PICO California organize for their “Pathway to Citizenship” immigration reform campaign, my excitement could not have been greater.  All I could think of was, “What am I going to do to make sure everyone is informed...

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