Fort Bend For All
&
FBFA Texas 
 
 

WHO WE ARE

We live in a diverse community in and around Fort Bend County, Texas. 
​​We believe that our diversity is an asset to be celebrated.
We seek justice and equality for all, regardless of income or education level, ethnicity, religion,
immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation.
We focus on helping the disadvantaged and disenfranchised people in our communities.
We encourage and facilitate participation in government at all levels. 
We strive together to uplift and empower those we serve throughout the greater Houston area.

FBFA Texas is a 501(c)(3) Corporation and

Fort Bend For All is a 501(c)(4) Corporation.

Current Projects

Since our inception in March 2017, we have built our two organizations, including registration with the Texas Secretary of State and IRS as 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations.

We go into our communities and talk with residents, not only to listen to their needs, but also to foster community cohesion and investment.

We provide empowering information to our immigrant neighbors at Know Your Rights sessions throughout the Greater Houston area. We collaborate with area organizations and school districts to offer KYRs for families. We assist immigrants and targeted groups with understanding their rights and securing services and protections afforded to them by law.

We work with outside groups to man voter registration drives in the greater Houston area as well as plan our own drives in Fort Bend and surrounding counties. Voter registration events are a regular activity of our group. 

We help families in need, because we believe that families, in all their forms, are a backbone of our society. We work with area food banks and assistance programs to support food insecure folks in our area. We identify and facilitate access to existing social, mental- and behavioral health services to ensure that our neediest neighbors receive the help they need. We plan for summer, back-to-school, school year, and holiday charitable outreach for kids in need, including homeless children and families, and those living in shelters.

We build contacts within the community - with leaders and with area groups and businesses - in order to develop outreach, educational, and charitable assistance programs in needy parts of the county. 

We meet with elected officials about issues affecting residents in this region. We advocate at the local and state level for the best interests of the folks we aim to serve.

 

We provide education about pending issues in the legislature and in Congress, and encourage our members to contact their elected representatives about the issues they are passionate about. We actively pursue grants that will allow us to implement a widespread civic education program to serve the county.

 

If you are interested in what we're doing and what we will do next, use the Contact Us form below and we'll get in touch. You may also email us directly at fortbendforall@gmail.com.

 

From left, founders Liz Mendoza, Stephanie Pennell, and Jennifer Cantu, meeting neighbors and registering voters at Basant Festival

Meeting with Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls about SB4. From left, members Anney Joseph and Sumita Ghosh, Liz Mendoza, Sheriff Nehls, Jennifer Cantu, and Stephanie Pennell

Providing Know Your Rights (KYR) information at Holy Cross Church in East Bernard

Supporting Democratic candidates in Fort Bend County!

Fort Bend For All partnering with the Women's Voice for Better America Opportunity Fair - Stephanie Pennell and Jennifer Cantu, providing civic and Know Your Rights educational materials and registering voters

Liz Mendoza and Jennifer Cantu attending Blue Ribbon Lobby Day at the Texas State Capitol

Stephanie Pennell with Nisha Randle at an Annie's List luncheon

Liz Mendoza leading a Know Your Rights (KYR) session for our immigrant neighbors

Jennifer Cantu and Stephanie Pennell canvassing and registering voters in Rosenberg

CONTACT FORT BEND FOR ALL

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Houston Chronicle

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"The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues."

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"The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. The nonprofit Texas Democracy Foundation publishes the Texas Observer bimonthly magazine and texasobserver.org.

Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or underreported by other media. We strive to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that changes people’s lives for the better."

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