Give to the Latino PAC
Did you know that the Latino Political Action Committee of Washington is the first people of color PAC formed in the State of Washington? In 2005, a small group of Latino leaders in our community formed the Latino PAC to address the disproportional representation of Latinos in important elected or appointed political positions at all levels of State and local government. This is still a critical need in our community, for example:
*From 2000 to 2012 the Latino population in Washington has grown by 82% and Latinos now constitute 12% of the overall population.
*Latino families are struggling here in Washington though, and in 2013 it was reported that an astonishing 66% of Latino families cannot meet their basic needs (inadequate access to food, shelter, healthcare and transportation).
*Despite this growth and tremendous need, Latinos are severely underrepresented in all elected political positions throughout the State and their voices are largely absent from those decision making structures. For example, Latinos only hold 2% of the elected positions at the State Legislature, where critical decisions are made on housing, education, safety nets, and so much more.
There is a still a lot of work to do, but with your support we can work to inspire and encourage Latinos to vote by giving them a reason to want to vote!
We invite YOU to be a contributor to help in our fight to close the gap and meet the critical need of giving Latinos a progressive, political voice in Washington State—now is the time!
Your contribution will help the Latino PAC fulfill its mission and purpose to advance the active participation of Washington State Latinos in the political process and to raise funds for Latino, public-office candidates whose efforts support laws and policies beneficial to the Latino community and who will represent the concerns and goals of Latinos in the State of Washington. While we will continue our work to identify progressive, Latino candidates in both Western and Eastern Washington, we all know that money plays a significant role in winning a campaign. Accordingly, a significant amount of the Latino PAC’s efforts will be dedicated to raising funds for our endorsed, progressive Latino candidates.
But, to accomplish these goals, the Latino PAC requires the financial support of community supporters! With out the financial support of people like you it would be difficult to continue our work throughout the year to bolster politically progressive candidates who are supportive of our Latino communities and families. On behalf of the Latino PAC, we would like to thank you for your past support, whether financial or in-kind, and ask you to renew your support of the Latino PAC by making a contribution in any amount that is meaningful to you.
To make a contribution, please click on the DONATE button on this page or mail your contribution to Latino PAC c/o Argo Strategies, P.O. Box 9100, Seattle, WA 98109. Contributions to the Latino PAC are not tax deductible
If you are interested in serving on the Latino PAC's Executive Board & Steering Committee, please contact Gabriela@gquintanaconsulting.com.