We firmly believe that the quality of our future depends on our ability to mobilize and vote. This is what compelled us to start Voto Latino in 2004. Today, we exist as the country’s leading organization in registering and engaging young Latino voters, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Unemployment among Latinos is higher than the national average. More than 25% of our community live in poverty. Our family and friends continue to be deported at record numbers. Politicians neglect the Latino community, or worse, attack us by passing immigration laws that promote racial profiling. Texas and Florida, two states with the largest Latino populations, passed restrictive voting laws that intimidate people from going to the polls.
There’s never been a more pivotal time for us to flex our collective power and move our country forward. Despite our economic difficulties and educational needs, Latinos profoundly believe in America. We’re excited for the road ahead, and look forward to hearing your voices as part of the national conversation. The quality of our future depends on our ability to mobilize today.
Sí Se Puede,
Rosario Dawson, Chairwoman
Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO