About

 

Dear Friend, 

In 10 years and with your support, we have engaged and developed the leadership skills of Latino Millennials; registered nearly a quarter million voters; rallied for immigration reform; ensured our community got counted in the 2010 Census and enrolled in the new healthcare law; and together, we have fought against laws that would make it harder for Latinos to vote. 

We have done all of this with your support, but we still have our work cut out for us. Latino unemployment remains above the national average, and immigration reform remains elusive as 1,100 families are torn apart each day because of deportations. And although Latino Millennials are graduating from high school at higher rates than ever before, getting a college education is becoming more difficult with rising tuition and cuts to federal grants and student loans. 

These challenges can be addressed when our people make their voices heard. We hope you join us as we embark on another 10 years of engaging and empowering Latinos Millennials and our community.

Mil Gracias,

Rosario Dawson
Chairwoman

Maria Teresa Kumar
CEO/President

Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

Why it Matters

• There are roughly 15 million American Latino youth in the U.S., but only a small fraction vote.

• 50% of all eligible Latino voters are under 40 and 33% are between 18 and 34.

• By 2050, Latino youth are expected to comprise 29% of the U.S. youth population.

• 66,000 American Latinos turn 18 every month.

• 90% of American Latinos under 29 consume information in English.

• Latinos make up more than 10% of the electorate in 11: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada and Texas.