HIP Commits to Latinx Voter Engagement in 2020 and Beyond
“We are defining what democracy looks like for all one vote at a time.”
Washington, D.C. — (November 4, 2020)– As votes are still being counted in key battleground states, Ana Marie Argilagos, President and CEO of Hispanics in Philanthropy, issued the following statement:
“We have come together to exercise our most fundamental constitutional right to have our voices heard. In this election, young Generation Z Latinx people demonstrated their political power as informed, civically engaged, and eager voters who are ready to continue to grow as one of the fastest-growing political voting blocs. Over the next few days election officials will make sure every vote is counted.
“HIP is proud of the dozens of grantees who contributed to making democracy work for all of us. Our 20 grantees expanded Latinx civic participation across the country with a quarter of a million in grants. These resources stretched to some key states where we are still awaiting results including in Georgia with the Latino Community Fund, North Carolina with the Latin American Coalition, Pennsylvania with Esperanza, and Wisconsin with Voces de la Frontera. Our partners live and work in the heart of their communities to engage Latinx across economic class, gender, creed, and education. Moving forward, we will continue to build local power in our communities as we know this investment leads to lasting political representation and change.
“This commitment is necessary to develop the next generation of Latinx leaders. When we invest in Latinx grassroots organizations, their businesses, and working families, we build a pipeline of visionaries to move us all forward. We are defining what democracy looks like for all one vote at a time.”