Announcing the Inaugural New Majority Fellowship Cohort


In these tumultuous times, California is defined by the tapestry of communities leading brave and bold resistance to uphold justice and liberty for all who call this state and country home. Young people are poised to redefine California’s future through cultural, civic, and economic engagement. They are now the largest, most diverse generation. The overwhelming majority of them are people of color, including immigrants and refugees.

YVote — a joint youth civic engagement project of Movement Strategy Center and Mobilize the Immigrant Vote is proud to be a part of building and unlocking the political power of young voters who are advancing social transformation. We are excited to announce the launch of our “New Majority Fellowship” — a new program training the next generation of leaders in electoral organizing across California.

The New Majority Fellowship is a 17-month program training young people to build power and create lasting change in their communities. Fellows receive hands-on experience running electoral campaigns to engage and mobilize their peers through placements with MIV alliance and YVote network organizations working with immigrants, refugees, and communities of color.

The 2017 Fellows, who comprise a diverse group including women, immigrants, refugees, Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx and LGBT people, hail from communities from San Diego County to Oakland. Their voices are shaping a California that honors the dignity, humanity, and self-determination of all people.

Congratulations, 축하합니다, Pagbati sa inyo na mga pinili ng, السلام عليكم, felicitaciones to all 12 of our New Majority Fellows: David Aguila, Medha Asthana, Laneisha Butler, Jess Contreras, Amy Horn, Nara Kim, Ayla Lopez, Katia Lopez, Fahad Mohamed, Fred Pinguel, Marinarde Soto, and Niquise Tolivar who we are excited to journey with!

Meet the Fellows at and follow their journey on social media by following the hashtags #NewMajorityFellowship, #OurPowerOurGeneration #MobilizetheImmigrantVote.

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