Mimi Ho

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Mimi Ho

Mimi Ho works with the Movement Strategy Center. She has served as a trainer and consultant with racial justice and immigrant rights groups on community and electoral organizing strategy, grassroots leadership development, organizational development, and fundraising. Her clients have included Western States Center and the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco). She also ran Mobilize the Immigrant Vote’s pilot training program and co-authored The Accidental Fundraiser, a book on grassroots fundraising, with Stephanie Roth.

Mimi Ho was the statewide field director and co-director of Californians for Justice (CFJ) during electoral fights against several racist ballot initiatives in the 1990s — attacks on affirmative action, bilingual education, youth, labor, and gay marriage. During the No on 209 (anti-affirmative action) campaign she oversaw field work in 13 field offices and 1,350 precincts across California. She led CFJ in introducing public jobs legislation in the California legislature. Mimi was a coordinator for national health care campaign work at the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (now the Alliance for a Just Society), and provided organizing, legislative and communications training, campaign strategy consultation, and in-the-field capacity building for statewide affiliates in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Recently, Mimi worked with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) where she supported campaigns to organize Chinese electronic workers and to keep Chevron from expanding to dirtier crude in Richmond, CA. She helped grow APEN’s cutting edge Asian Pacific American electoral operation and support APEN’s shift into statewide policy and organizing work.

Mimi Ho grew up in the U.S. and Taiwan. [1]

Center for Political Education

In 1999, Anita de Asis of Youth Force; Jinee Kim of Third Eye Movement; Mimi Ho of Californians for Justice; and Rose Braz of Critical Resistance spoke at a forum entitled "Did We Upset the Set Up? A Forum and Panel Discussion to Evaluate and Analyze the Youth Campaign against Proposition 21" The talk was sponsored by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism linked organization, the Center for Political Education.[2]

Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program

Mimi Ho is an alumni of the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program.[3]

Oakland Rising 5 year birthday party

June 2013 Oakland Rising poster; ·


Our 5 year birthday party is just 10 days away! Do you have your ticket yet? — with Richard Raya, Nikki Fortunato Bas, Pamela Drake, Jahmese Kathleen Myres, Michael Riemenschneider, Andy Katz, Mimi Ho, Igor Tregub, Andy Kelley, Steven Pitts, Melanie Cervantes, Nicole Derse, Lailan Sandra Huen, Kim Carter Martinez, Nwamaka Agbo, Brooke Anderson, Mary Thomas, Kate O'Hara, Timmy Lu, Peggy Moore, Dani McClain, EO Okiwelu, Lanese Martin, Marc Philpart, Rebecca Saltzman, Alex T. Tom, Jose A. Dorado, Rachel Richman, Tonya Love, Sheryl Walton, Andrea Lee, Aimee Allison, Sharon Rose, Rebecca Kaplan, Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, Cole B. Cole, Jessamyn Sabbag, Malcolm Amado Uno, Phil Hutchings, Michelle Matos and Maria Poblet.

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Mimi Ho was among those on the list. [4]

Movement Strategy Center

Mimi Ho was in 2015 a Senior Fellow of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization connected Movement Strategy Center. [5]

Deep Democracy Lab


Movement Strategy Center May 19, 2017;

The beloved community of this week's Deep Democracy lab! #connection #courage #commitment <3 <3 <3 — with Jodeen Olguin-Tayler, Ana Cecilia Perez, Tammy Johnson, Nwamaka Agbo, Alexis Flanagan, Rosie Abriam, Michael Scott Nine, Vanessa Nisperos, Tomas Garduno, Yalini Dream, Gerardo Marin, Calvin Williams, Miya Yoshitani, Judith LeBlanc, Anthony Giancatarino, Taj James, Byron Gudiel, Julie Quiroz, Victoria Benson, Kristen Zimmerman, Beth Glenn, Ariel Jacobson, Rosa Esperanza Gonzalez, Rachel Humphrey, Nanci Lee, Mimi Ho, Supriya Lopez Pillai, Dana Ginn Paredes, Kelly Miller, Marc Mascarenhas-Swan, Helen S. Kim, Jovida Ross, Aparna Shah, Aisha Shillingford, Sarah Quiroga and Jacqui Patterson.

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