Police Free Schools
Voter Protection Rights
Creating Healthy, Equitable and Inclusive Schools – Ending the Criminalization of Students in School
Movimiento Poder believes that all students, regardless of race, income, or immigration status, deserve safe, healthy, and equitable learning environments.
For three decades, Movimiento Poder has worked to eliminate barriers to this vision and ensure that every child has access to a safe, nurturing environment where they can thrive.
Through our work we will build access to schools that uplift and nurture our students by abolishing all forms of policing, surveillance, and harm and provide quality education, mental health services, and access to holistic care.
At Movimiento Poder we understand that migrantes and Latine’s are an integral part of the Colorado story. But our immigration policies work to terrorize, alienate and suppress our families, coworkers, and neighbors. Movimiento Poder works from the ground up to ensure that our gente can lead us to a world where they have dignity, racial justice, and the freedom to move and thrive. This means a society where immigrant families are treated as first class citizens, free from the fear of deportation, family separation, policing, surveillance, and all systems of oppression with equitable access to education, healthcare, and housing.
Somos Poder – Strengthening our Community’s Voice
The most powerful and impactful movements for change are powered by people from the ground up. Movimiento Poder is no different. We serve as a point of convergence and a power-building vessel for young people, migrantes, women, and the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado. Over the years our work to build community power has meant that members don’t only get to shape our vision, but they also have the power to turn it into reality.
Protecting Our Families
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
At Movimiento Poder, we are committed to the safety and protection of our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has been tremendously hard on all of us- on our families, friends, coworkers, and community. We know how essential it is to take action to get vaccinated: our staff and interns are all 100% vaccinated. We are working towards keeping our community safe by encouraging vaccinations, wearing masks, and social distancing.
Get your vaccine today- it’s free, you don’t need to present your I.D., and your immigration status will NOT be put at risk.
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General questions about the vaccines
What's in the vaccine?
- Each COVID-19 vaccine contains a key ingredient that prepares your immune system to fight the virus, along with a few other basic ingredients such as potassium chloride, fats, and sucrose.
- None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain a weakened version of the virus.
- You can go to www.vaccines.gov to learn detailed information about each COVID-19 vaccine—including how they work, how they were tested, the ingredients in each vaccine, and expected side effects. For COVID-19 vaccine information in Spanish, you can go to DeTiDepende.org.
How do the vaccines work?
- All three COVID-19 vaccines work by giving your immune system instructions on how to recognize the virus and how to fight it.
- None of the COVID-19 vaccines change your genetic code or DNA.
Is this new technology? How did they develop the vaccine so quickly?
- Medical experts have used the COVID-19 vaccines’ mRNA technology for over a decade to fight cancer and viruses like SARS. These successes enabled medical researchers and scientists to develop these COVID-19 vaccines more quickly than earlier vaccines.
How do we know the vaccines are safe?
- The COVID-19 vaccines were put through a rigorous and transparent series of tests. More than 119,000 U.S. volunteers from racially diverse groups participated in COVID-19 vaccine trials, including 19,000 Hispanic, 12,000 Black, 4,300 Asian Pacific Islander and 650 Native American women and men.
- Since the trials hundreds of millions of people have been vaccinated.
- The FDA has granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine.
What do the vaccines do? Can’t I still get COVID-19?
- All three COVID-19 vaccines nearly eliminate the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from the virus.
Questions about logistics to receive the vaccine
How much does it cost to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
- The vaccines are completely free for everyone in Colorado and the United States.
Do I have to show proof of identity or citizenship to receive the vaccine?
- People are not required to show any form of identification, proof of citizenship, or a driver’s license to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You may be asked for these types of documents, but you cannot be turned away if you say you don’t have them.
Who is eligible to get a vaccine?
- All Colorado residents ages 12 years and older are now eligible for a vaccine.
Who has received the vaccine so far?
- As of June 2021, over 2.5 million Coloradans have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes over 230,000 Hispanic Coloradans, 68,000 Black Coloradans, 78,000 Asian/Pacific Islander Coloradans, and 13,000 Native American Coloradans.
Are healthcare professionals getting the vaccine?
- Our own doctors are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Over 90% of doctors have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.
Questions about side effects
What are the side effects of getting the vaccine?
- As with any vaccine, some side effects are possible—but these side effects are manageable and typically minor. For example, your arm might be sore or you might experience fatigue, a headache, or chills for one or two days. These reactions do not mean anything is wrong—they mean your immune system is ramping up to protect you from COVID-19.
How common are side effects?
- The likelihood of experiencing a severe side effect from a COVID-19 vaccine is less than 0.5%.
- More than 150 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of these COVID-19 vaccines, with very few people reporting severe side effects.
I have a pre-existing condition, will I feel immediate side effects?
- If you have a history of allergic reactions, nurses will monitor you for 30 minutes after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, and if none are present, will send you home.
Questions about the vaccines and specific populations
Are the vaccines safe for pregnant women?
- The COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women and their developing babies and do not cause any problems with the pregnancy. And babies born from vaccinated mothers have been born with their own COVID-19 antibodies, protecting the baby too.
Do the vaccines interfere with fertility?
- There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines interfere with men conceiving children or with women getting pregnant.
Are the vaccines safe for kids?
- Based on rigorous testing, pediatricians agree that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children. Children’s immune systems are different from adults’, but they share enough in common to expect similar levels of protection.
Click here for more information: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-faq