America has a new President-elect.
Today, more than ever, we must hold fast to our convictions and remain steady in our commitment to organize our communities. We must stand stronger and fight even harder for justice. The outcome of this election does not change who we are as a people. It does confirm how critically important our collective work is and the urgency by which we must act.
The Latino Community Foundation is proud to have been on the ground getting out the vote. Our organizing efforts, combined with hundreds of remarkable community partners, must and will continue. We will not grow weary in advancing the values of this great country and the founding principles of equality. LCF exists to build the power of the Latino community and that work will continue in full force.
I am also reminded this afternoon of the glimmers of hope all across America. Now is the time for us to fan these flames of HOPE.
- California elected the first African-American woman to the Senate – Attorney General Kamala Harris
- New York elected the first formerly undocumented Dominican-American man to the Senate – Adriano Espaillat
- Nevada elected the first Latina Senator – Catherine Cortez Masto
- Stockton, California elected its first African-American mayor – Michael Tubbs
- Oregon elected the first openly LGBT Governor – Kate Brown
- Florida elected the first Vietnamese-American woman to Congress – Stephanie Murphy
The strength of our country is reflected in the diversity of our views and our leaders. And, our democracy depends on the continued participation of ALL of us. Let’s make a commitment to each other to stay politically and civically engaged.
Our work is far from over. We will move forward. Together.
Jacqueline and the Latino Community Foundation