On April 24th 2019, LCF hosted its most important Latino Policy Summit yet.
This is a monumental year to prepare California’s Latino community for the 2020 Presidential Election and the 2020 Census. As the largest Latino voting bloc in the nation at 7.7 million eligible voters, we have the responsibility to advocate for meaningful change in our state and country. Influencing the outcome of this election is critical and Latinos have the power to do so.
Latinos will also play a pivotal role in ensuring California gets its fair share of representation and funding to meet the growing needs of our state. From Los Angeles and the Bay Area to the rural areas of the Central Valley, we convened to make sure all Latinos are ready to be counted in the 2020 Census to secure these rights for our communities and state.
Immediately following the Summit, we brought the power of our community to the State Capitol by visiting the legislators we elected to represent our interests. After the Legislative Visits, all Summit attendees re-connected and convened with attendees and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus at the Latino Leadership Reception.
Check-In & Networking
Youth Poet Jose Cordon, One Day at a Time
Welcome and Opening Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO
Keynote Ann O’Leary, Chief of Staff to Governor Gavin Newsom
First Panel | How the Latino Community Can Save our Nation’s Democracy
Moderator: Christian Arana, Policy Director, Latino Community Foundation
Ditas Katague, Director, California Census Office
Luis Sanchez, Executive Director, Power California
Melina Sanchez, Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
Break & Networking
Second Panel | Running to Win: Latino Leadership in Today’s Political Landscape
Moderator: Gil Duran, California Opinion Editor, The Sacramento Bee
Melissa Hurtado, State Senator, California State Senate
Jewel Hurtado, Councilwoman, Kingsburg City Council
Eddie Valero, Supervisor, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Bryan Osorio, Councilman, Delano City Council
Lunch, Network & Afternoon of Action Planning
Closing Keynote State Senator Maria Elena Durazo
Walk to the State Capitol
Reception Honoring Latino Leaders | Cafeteria 15L, 1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA
FIRST PANEL: How the Latino Community Can Save our Nation’s Democracy
SECOND PANEL: Running to Win: Latino Leadership in Today’s Political Landscape
THANK YOU SPONSORS
Thank you Southwest Airlines for being the Latino Community Foundation’s official airline.