FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2016 Contact: Katherine Mancera 415-223-8266 Latinos Give their Vote campaign calls on millennials to get registered and ready to vote during Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanics in Philanthropy is pleased to announce the launch of Latinos Give their Vote, a digital advocacy campaign to amplify the voice of the Latino get out the vote (GOTV) movement and build a collective narrative about the importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming U.S. election season. This campaign will run from September 15 to October 15 on www.latinosgivetheirvote.org and on social media platforms through #LatinosGiveTheirVote. The campaign is led by the top Latino GOTV and civic engagement organizations including: Hispanic Federation, Latino Victory Fund, LCLAA, Mi Familia Vota, NALEO, NCLR, Nonprofit Vote, Red Mexicana, Unidos, and Voto Latino. According to the Pew Research Center, 27.3 million Latino voters will be eligible to vote in the upcoming 2016 elections—44 percent of them are millennials. That’s 11.9 percent of all eligible voters. In addition, according to an analysis by Latino Decisions, presidential candidates need up to 47 percent of the Latino vote to win the elections. This partnership demonstrates the commitment of leading civic engagement organizations in the U.S. to join together under a unified goal: to inform and educate Latinos about the importance of registering to vote and and catalyze participation in the upcoming elections. “We are pleased to launch this campaign to drive Latino millennials to know their rights and get registered,” said Diana Campoamor, President of HIP. “Young Latinos are shifting the sociopolitical landscape and their vote is crucial to the future of this country. Through Latinos Give their Vote , we are amplifying the voice of our nation’s leading civic engagement organizations and recognizing the power of the collective Latino identity for the upcoming elections.” As part of the campaign, and in response to the underfunding of Latino GOTV initiatives, HIP will also host a crowdfunding competition for grassroots Latino civic engagement organizations working to GOTV. HIP will offer $10,000 in matching funds on September 27, National Voter Registration Day, to increase donations to the organizations’ campaigns and raise their visibility and public support. To learn more about Latinos Give their Vote, visit www.latinosgivetheirvote.org.
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a network of donors committed to strengthening Latino leadership, voice and equity. HIP has invested more than $50 million through grant-making, capacity building, and leadership programs to strengthen nonprofit organizations serving Latino communities in the U.S. in Latin America. For mor e information please visit www.hiponline.org. For more information about the Latinos Give their Vote campai gn, please visit www.latinosgivetheirvote.org.