Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hispanic Turnout Lessons from the California Special Election

Last week, Jimmy Gomez was elected to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who became California’s attorney general in January. The recent special election to fill California’s empty House seat presented tough lessons about turning out Latino voters, a historically difficult task. “There were a lot of important lessons learned here for the work we’re going […]

Latino Victory Project Heads to State Capitols

Latino Victory Project (LVP), an organization that helped elect seven Latinos to Congress last year is now looking to take that momentum to several state capitals. On Thursday, Latino Victory Project formally launched its first state PAC in Georgia, with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) – the first Hispanic U.S. Senator—appearing alongside Rep. Brenda Lopez […]

Latino Super PAC Adds Three Big Name Co-Chairs for 2016

Adding political heft to an organization with an ambitious agenda for the 2016 general election and down-ballot races, the Latino Victory Fund, dedicated to increasing the number of elected Latinos in the United States, named three new Co-Chairs to it organization-Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and New York City Council […]

Only 1% of U.S. Elected Officials are Latino, Study Shows

Despite accounting for more than 17 percent of the American population, Latinos make up only 1 percent of the elected officials in the U.S., according to a new study and interactive map produced by the Latino Victory Project, a nonprofit encouraging Latino voter turnout and helping Latinos win election at all levels of government. The […]

Rising population to a rising political force: Latino Victory Project works to elevate community voice

In the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. works a group of people seeking to mobilize, empower and elevate the 54 million-and-growing Latino community to turn out at the voting booths, put larger numbers of Latinos into political office with financial backing and, somewhere down the road, elect a Latino or Latina to the Oval Office. […]