For Immediate Release
Latino Community Foundation launches Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts to mobilize Latinos to the polls for March 3 California Primary
Events will underscore importance of voting in the primary on Super Tuesday
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2020 — In an effort to ensure all California Latino voters cast their ballots in the state’s March 3 primary, the Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is mobilizing its Latino Giving Circle Network to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) across the state on Saturday, February 29th.
The Latino Giving Circle Network, the largest network of Latino philanthropists who have invested over $1 million in Latino-led nonprofits, will join LCF’s community partners to phone bank; provide voter education including where and how to vote; and highlight the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census. They will also be canvassing neighborhoods to get Latinos out to Vote on March 3rd.
With the support of NextGen Policy, LCF will partner with the following organizations:
• Brown Issues (Sacramento) — Will host a Latino Voter Art Making Party with Latino youth (Sunday, March 1st). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP!
• 99 Rootz (Fresno) — Will host a Latino voter pop-up in Fresno to bring together youth and celebrate our right to vote with music, food, and art (Saturday, February 29th). RSVP here!
• Power California (Los Angeles) — Will host a Latino voter pop-up in Los Angeles to mobilize youth to canvass neighborhoods and get-out-the-vote in East Los Angeles (Saturday, February 29th). RSVP here!
• North Bay Organizing Project (Santa Rosa) — Will canvass neighborhoods in Sonoma County to remind residents to vote in the upcoming primary (Saturday, February 29th). Sign-up here!
“With its 7.9 million eligible Latino voters, California’s Latinos have the power to decide who will be the presidential candidate on the November ballot,” said Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation. “We know our youth are highly motivated to vote, now is the time to support their civic leadership and action.”
A newly released poll commissioned by LCF and Univision found that 74% of Latinos voters intend to vote in November’s general election. The poll also found that the top three issues for Latinos going into the March primary are lower health care costs, improving incomes and creating more jobs. Candidates were invited to address these issues and others in an LCF questionnaire released last November.
If media wishes to attend any of these GOTV events, please contact staff below.
About the Latino Community Foundation
The Latino Community Foundation is on a mission to unleash the civic and economic power of Latinos in California by investing in Latino-led organizations dedicated to the transformation of their communities. LCF has the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the country and has invested nearly $10 million dollars to improve the livelihood of Latino families. It is the only statewide foundation solely focused on investing in Latino youth and families in California. For more info, visit: www.latinocf.org
Victoria Sanchez De Alba, (650) 270-7810 / email@example.com
De Alba Communications (for LCF)
Christian Arana, (818) 312-3328 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Director, Latino Community Foundation