We Will Resist
WHO WE ARE
Faith based organizing is about people, and CAFé aspires to create a culture of support that empowers New Mexicans to act on their own behalf towards a better quality of life. Since its inception CAFé has been a crucial actor in the political landscape in southern New Mexico creating a “land of opportunity” by challenging our elected leaders to put the needs of families and the common good of New Mexico first. At the helm of CAFé’s efforts are strong spiritual leaders who have played a pivotal role in healing the state and restoring people’s confidence in a responsive government that promotes opportunity for all.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
We successfully organized and pushed for the minimum wage increase ordinance. Because of our efforts, the minimum wage went from $7.25/hr in 2016 to $9.20/hr in 2017, and to $10.10/hr in 2019. This is a major win for all Las Crucens and the United States Census Bureau projected it will inject at least $10 million into our local economy.