INCREASING CIVIC AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION OF LATINOS IN CALIFORNIA

As the largest ethnic group, Latinos have a vital and powerful role to play in our State and nation.

7.7 million

Latinos eligible to vote in CA

Latinos in CA makeup the largest voting bloc in the country. They have the power to shape and advance a policy agenda that is equitable and just.

800,000

Latinos turn 18 each year

Latino millennials are ready to get involved. Investing in their civic and political participation will strengthen our country and state’s democracy.

69%

of Latinos are Registered to Vote

It’s time to mobilize the Latino vote. This requires year round investments in engaging, educating, and registering eligible voters.

OUR STRATEGY

LCF invests in civic leadership, facilitates conversations between community leaders and policy makers, mobilizes the Latino vote, and leads a California Latino Agenda. Our ultimate goal is to increase civic leadership and political participation to strengthen California’s democracy.

Our annual Latino Policy Summit brings together more than 400 community leaders to discuss policy solutions with key decision makers in Sacramento. LCF organizes over 60 legislative visits annually to strengthen these relationships and inform local representatives on solutions for change. Throughout the year, LCF also hosts a series of Community Conversaciones to unite Latinos in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sector. In 2016, LCF launched the Yo Voy A Votar ¿Y Tú? campaign to mobilize the Latino vote. The campaign reached 8 million people and registered 6,500 voters. For the 2018 Midterms, LCF hosted the first nationally-televised Gubernatorial Forum, in partnership with Univision News, and viewed by over 1M viewers. This was paired with a first-of-its-kind Latino Voter Guide and key investments in youth-focused Latino organizations that led to 24,000 registered voters and over 150,000 contacts with Latino voters. For the 2020 Presidential Election, LCF looks forward to continuing its long history of mobilizing Latinos for elections through its robust investments, signature convenings, and outspoken voice on the power of the Latino vote.  

2019 NEW GOVERNOR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

LCF developed the first California Latino Agenda for Governor Newsom. It’s time to ensure Latino communities have the opportunities and resources to thrive.

VIEW CALIFORNIA LATINO AGENDA