DURING COVID-19, LCF REMAINS COMMITTED TO FIGHTING FOR LATINOS AND IMMIGRANTS ACROSS CALIFORNIA
This is a time for power, not panic. Since the announcement of California’s “shelter-in-place,” LCF has remained at the forefront of advocating for the state’s Latino and immigrant populations. Within California, LCF joined nearly 40 philanthropic organizations calling on Governor Newsom to protect immigrant rights during COVID-19. We’ve also joined advocates and other Latino-led grassroots organizations calling for the expansion of Medi-Cal to our undocumented seniors.
LCF has established the Love Not Fear Fund, which channels critical funds to Latino-led organizations serving California’s most vulnerable communities- our elders, undocumented, farmworkers, and working-class families in the Central Valley and Inland Empire. To learn more click here.
The fight is not over, It’s now time to make sure all of our communities are vaccinated. A key step is ensuring our elected officials are making vaccines are as accessible as possible for Latinos. Please visit our vaccine outreach page for more info.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 signature Latino Policy Summit brings together hundreds of community leaders to discuss policy solutions with key decision makers in Sacramento. LCF also organizes legislative visits to strengthen these relationships and inform local representatives on solutions for change. Throughout the year, LCF 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 met the moment with historic firsts: Endorsing Proposition 15 (Schools & Communities First Initiative) and Proposition 16 (Ending the Ban on Affirmative Action). Along with our investments in grassroots leaders and organizations, LCF also hosted consequential virtual convenings featuring people like former presidential candidate Julián Castro, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and more. As we approach the2021 Redistricting Process and the 2022 Midterms, we look forward to playing an outsized role in strengthening Latino participation in our state’s democracy.
English: LCF is committed to mobilizing the Latino vote. With this Guide you will learn the basics of voting, understand the roles of key positions, and learn about the propositions on the ballot and how they will affect the Latino community.
Español: LCF está comprometido a mobilizar el voto latino. En esta Guía aprenderá los conceptos básicos de votación, comprenderá los roles de los cargos claves, y conocerá las propuestas en la papeleta electoral y cómo afectarán a la comunidad latina.
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.