Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Every election is important. With a voting-eligible population that exceed 27 million, Latino political power has been hotly debated, courted, and analyzed by politicians and experts alike. Latinos deserve to be informed and impassioned about their civic duties. As a nonpartisan organization, Hispanic Federation has worked for over two decades to ensure that Latinos are not only registered to vote, but informed about the political process and their rights and responsibilities.

We work to increase civic engagement through:

Voter Registration

The right to vote has been hard-fought and hard-won. Today, despite attempts to limit voting rights, our nation's constitution guarantees American citizens of every color, race, gender and religion the right to vote and participate in the electoral process. Over the past 25 years, Hispanic Federation has helped more than 350,000 Latinos register to vote.

HF’s nonpartisan Get Out the Vote campaigns have mobilized hundreds of thousands of individuals in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut. Through print, radio, television advertisements, and PSAs, HF explains the importance of voting and encourages Latinos to head to the polls. In addition, HF has offered more than 100 civic engagement trainings for Latino agencies so they can become community-based centers of voter registration and outreach.

If you are interested in registering to vote, click here.

Movimiento Hispano

Consider that at 58 million, the U.S. Latino population is already larger than the entire population of England and Spain. Latinos are not just large in population size, they have the double distinction of being the youngest and fastest-growing group in the nation.

The Hispanic vote is also growing by leaps and bounds. A projected 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in 2016. That’s record-breaking and powerful, but only if our community turns out to vote on Election Day.

That’s why in 2012 we started a movement: Movimiento Hispano. In partnership with the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), we set out to increase Latino civic engagement and voter turnout in 25 states.

Our collaborative represents nearly 1,000 citizen councils, labor chapters and community-based organizations, and is able to reach and conduct voter registration, education and turnout in key states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Colorado, Florida and Virginia.

Now, more than ever, we are committed to make our voices heard. We hope you’ll join us.

To learn more about Movimiento Hispano, click here.

For more information, contact Fryda Guedes, Director of Immigration and Civic Engagement.