Abogacia • Advocacy
What is Visión y Compromiso Advocacy?
For over 20 years, Visión y Compromiso has been a strong advocate representing the needs and priorities of community promotoras. We are committed to promoting equity and justice for Latino communities particularly in our key advocacy priorities of health, immigration, education, and workforce development for the promotor model.
Visión y Compromiso’s Network of Promotoras and Community Health Workers (Network), led by volunteer promotores and supported by our team of Network Managers, is active in 14 regions of California and Nevada. In each region, the Network brings promotores together to share resources, participate in training, and coordinate community events and provides a forum to advocate statewide behind key issues that strengthen families such as expanded health coverage for all.
In 2022, Visión y Compromiso launched La Alianza, a statewide coalition of community based organizations united behind the need to elevate the voice of promotores and advocate for increased resources to support and sustain the community transformation model. Nationally, we are bringing promotora and community health worker (CHW) networks together as a National Network advocating for greater recognition of and ongoing support for this workforce of community leaders who are critical resources in their communities.
2022-2023 Advocacy Priorities
- Support for the Promotora Workforce
Workforce opportunities for community-centered promotoras and CHWs must include long-term sustainable employment, equitable pay, generous benefits, and support for professional development.
- Immigration Reform
The lack of comprehensive immigration reform continues to negatively impact undocumented and mixed status workers and their families limiting their access to employment, health care, education, housing, social services and more.
Recent wins include expanded access to Medi-Cal and CalFresh nutrition programs for undocumented families. Priority issues include tenant protections from wrongful evictions to prevent homelessness.
Immigrant families experience linguistic and cultural barriers that keep parents from engaging fully in their child’s education and keep children with special needs from accessing the services they need to prevent disproportionate and detrimental long-term impacts. Local, state and federal policies must be accessible to all.