As the presidential election revealed, the Latino vote is not a monolith that can be easily sated nor ignored. The future of Democracy rests with having strong representation from Latino leadership at the highest levels.
We had so many passionate Latino and Latina leaders urging this Governor to do the right thing! Governor Gavin Newsom, Es Tiempo to appoint the first ever Latino or Latino US Senator! Check out today’s press conference!
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This is 170+ years in the making and it’s time! 40% of California has been denied this representation for far too long 🙌🏽 RSVP below so you can get a reminder to tune in!
The Latino Community is calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint a Latina or Latino as the next U.S. Senator for California! And there’s no shortage of high qualified talent in our state!
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Join this growing coalition of Latino electedes, community leaders & organizations for these 3 press conferences next week in Sacramento, Fresno & Los Angeles (social distancing & masks please!).
Latinos are 40% of all California residents & 170 years is long enough! It’s Time~Es Tiempo!✊🏽🇺🇸 #REPOST!
We are happy to be part of this statewide effort to urge @GavinNewsom to appoint a Latina/o/x to the United States Senate. Join us 11/19/20 at 11 am at Cesar Chavez Park! @LorenaAD80 @SupervisorAlejo @HOPELatinas @chicanofed pic.twitter.com/3W978iM9I6
— Latino Equity (@LatinoEquity) November 11, 2020
Inspired and motivated by calls urging Governor Newsom to appoint a Latina/o to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ soon to be vacated U.S. Senate seat, San Jose Latina/o Leaders join the Latina/o community across California to amplify this singular message: the time is now.
California’s history is intrinsically tied to the Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latina/o community and experience. Yet, for over 170 years since the annexation of California from Mexico to the U.S., the Latina/o community has not had a representative elected or appointed to represent the state as a U.S. Senator. Latinas/os constitute 40% of the state’s current population, and 18% across the country constituting the largest minority group in the state and U.S.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone across the board, the Latina/o community has been disproportionately affected making up to 61% of ALL COVID cases across CA. This has resulted in an increase in job loss, housing instability, and an erosion of wealth as the food, retail, construction, and service industries have been decimated. Consequently exacerbating existing inequities confronting the Latina/o community.
Gov. Newsom’s appointment of a Latina/o to the U.S. Senate is not just a matter of representation but of racial equity.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the state’s recent decision requiring Santa Clara County, along with 40 other counties statewide, to move to PURPLE TIER thereby restricting in-person gatherings, this press conference will no longer be open to members of the public. We will be live-streaming from the Mexican Heritage Plaza and invite members of the public to tune in virtually. This is to ensure the health and well-being of everyone.