We are less than one week away from the most important Midterm Elections in our lifetime. From selecting our next governor and U.S. senator to voting on propositions on water and housing, we have the power to decide the future of our state and Nation.
With 7.7 million eligible Latino voters in the state of California, the largest Latino voting bloc in the Nation, our time is now!
At the Latino Community Foundation (LCF), we have been hard at work for these Midterm Elections. We started the year by polling Latino voters on the issues that matter most to them. We are paying attention and we deserve for our voices to be heard!
With this poll, we hosted the first nationally-televised Gubernatorial Forum in Los Angeles, pressing the six leading candidates running for governor on how they will govern on behalf of the Latino community.
And we didn’t stop there. We have invested in grassroots organizations for voter mobilization in the Central Valley, the future of our state.
When the youth vote will define this election, Power California has contacted over 4,000 young voters in the Central Valley about the importance of these Midterms. Groups like Brown Issues have organized Latino youth for voter roundtables across Sacramento.
Our longstanding partners – Mi Familia Vota, Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) and the Dolores Huerta Foundation – have also mobilized voters across the Central Valley. By the end of this election, these organizations will have contacted over 25,000 Latino voters in the region.
We may only be a week away from the election, but there is so much work to be done.
“We need to invest in young voters of color now more than ever. Whatever the outcome of this election, young people are our biggest hope and opportunity for long term progressive social change. – Luis Sanchez, Co-Director, Power California
We’ll see you at the polls!
By: Christian Arana, Policy Director, Latino Community Foundation