FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 9, 2019
MEDIA STATEMENT: Latino Community Foundation released the following statement on voting results, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, and other elected officials
San Francisco, CA — Latino Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Martinez Garcel released the following statement regarding the midterm election results, voter turnout and what must come next:
“The Latino Community Foundation heartily congratulates newly elected Gov. Gavin Newsom, statewide public office holders, and state and local elected officials throughout California. Early indications show Latino voters turned out in higher numbers than ever before, signaling the importance of the civic and economic power of the 15 million Latinos in California for 2020 and beyond. The Latino Community Foundation is proud to have worked with local organizations throughout the state to engage, register, and mobilize Latino voters. The results of this work has contributed the 120 percent increase in absentee and early ballots cast by Latinos compared with 2014.
“This is just the beginning. More must be done to engage the power and force of Latinos in California, especially as we seek to tackle issues on health, immigration, housing and the critical US Census count. The Latino Community Foundation looks forward to working with the new administration to fully leverage the leadership of California’s largest ethnic plurality. Investing in the educational success, economic growth, and civic power of Latinos will lead to real, lasting change that will benefit all of California.”
About Latino Community Foundation:
The Latino Community Foundation has the largest network of Latino philanthropists in the country and has invested millions of dollars to improve the livelihood of Latino families. Its mission is to unleash the power of Latinos in California by investing in Latino-led organizations dedicated to the transformation of their communities. It is the only statewide foundation solely focused on investing in Latino youth and families in California.