There is no doubt in our minds that we will persevere during these challenging times. It is what we do. It is who we are.
Latinos are DREAMers, hope-filled, passionate and loving fighters. Our parents and grandparents dreamt the impossible. Sacrificed the unimaginable to give their children an opportunity to reach for their dreams. Our families put everything on hold to navigate a new land of promise built on ideals deeply shared by Latino families.
We are Workers. Believers. Innovators. Caretakers. Changemakers. Leaders. Philanthropists. Activists. We sit in the Supreme Court Justice. We write and produce Tony Award Musicals. We are Pro Temp Presidents of the State Senate. We are Nobel Peace Lauretes. We are Brain surgeons. We are Farmworkers. We are Californians.
We look for solutions. We see the opportunities to build, to celebrate, and to reach higher and higher. We fight not only for ourselves, but for those that come before us and make way for those that are coming behind us.
This time is no different from any other. We will keep influencing change in this state, and in this country. We will rise and persevere, together.
As we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to share ways we can take action together.
WAYS TO TAKE ACTION TOGETHER:
The Latino Community Foundation will renew the Nuestro Futuro Fund to execute quick strike grants to Latino-led organizations that support youth-led community organizing and legislative advocacy. Contribute to the Fund and join our philanthropic movement – the Latino Giving Circle Network. At our LGCN gatherings we will continue to make space to share ideas and draw from our collective power for action. Other ways to get involved:
• Contribute to the LCF Nuestro Futuro Fund
• Read and Share our CEO’s Huffington Post in Social Media
• Send your Love to those affected by anti-immigrant rhetoric (To our DREAMers and their parents!)