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National Latina Civic Engagement Day 

Building the Latina electorate one vote at a time.


Latinas make up 16.4 percent of the U.S. population and will become 25.7 percent in 2050.

Leaders from Latina-led organizations will host a national day of action, calling on all eligible U.S Latinas to go out and vote. Together, we are joining forces to amplify the power of the Latina electorate and uplift November 1st as “National Latina Engagement Day,'' in recognition of the growing political power of Latinas. 

What is the National Latina Civic Engagement Day?

The National Latina Civic Engagement Day is our official day to acknowledge, celebrate and promote the presence of Latinas as a voting force and their leadership in civic engagement.

This day of action will lead the way to officially proclaim November 1st as a National Latina Civic Engagement holiday. We will encourage Latinas to activate their power by promoting the right to vote, ensure that our voices are heard, and our presence is felt at the ballot box.  Beyond this election, NLCED will continue to promote civic engagement among Latinas, especially through our Poderosas Fellowship.

Leading Events simultaneously in our nation’s capital and in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina and Texas.  These actions consist of text messaging, phone banking, video PSA, among in-person events.

Why Latinas?

By 2050, Latina's growth will be the largest voting force! Latinas are becoming active decision-makers in our democracy. We are building the Latina electorate for this and future elections at all levels national, state, and local elections. 


We are recognizing the contributions of Latinas in all aspects of our society, including community organizing and leadership. It is a fact that women are innate leaders and that they have a strong influence in their families and communities, and we celebrate such leadership. Latinas are the CEO’s of their households and the backbone of their families, not to mention they hold significant and recognized roles in all levels of our society. Together, we are creating a long term impact that will allow our communities to close the gap of political and civic participation of Latinxs in the U.S.

Recognized leaders, civic engagement organizations, and Key Women in our community are supporting this idea to build a new generation of Latinas, passing the baton to younger generations to continue to be voices, faces and catalysts to move our community forward.


The following activities are set to take place within the last few days before the elections: 


October 31st → Latinas to the Polls 
  • Recruit Volunteers to join us during this day to call Latina voters in key states, sign up for a shift at 

  • If you are leading a phone bank or any activity locally with your organization, make sure that your list is purposely engaging Latina voters. 

  • Secure a commitment from your organization leadership to recognize that the activities are in relation to formally acknowledging, celebrating and promoting Latinas in this space of civic engagement. 


November 1st → Celebrate the official launch of National Latina Civic Engagement Day
  • Join us in mobilizing our hermanas to know that their vote matters and help us increase  awareness that Votar es Poder. 

  • Lead your own phone bank or sign up for a shift with our Poderosas at 

  • Let’s make sure that all Latinas have their voices heard by ensuring that their votes are cast at the ballot box and counted!

November  30 → Team Convening - Results 
  • Lets celebrate our work 

  • Planning ahead  - what happens in November 1, 2021 

  • What does the Latina agenda look like for 2021and 2050? 

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Our mission is to acknowledge, celebrate, and promote the presence of Latinas as a voting force and their leadership in civic engagement. 


  • Abigail Zapote, Executive Director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement

  • Alejandra Castillo, CEO of YWCA.

  • Alejandra Ruiz, Executive Director of Youth Engagement Fund 

  • Alex Gomez, Co-Executive Director of LUCHA 

  • Alicia Contreras, Executive Director of CORAZON Arizona

  • Ana Marie Argilagos, President of Hispanics in Philanthropy

  • Andrea Mercado, Executive Director of New Florida Majority 

  • Beatriz Acevedo, Co-Founder and CEO of SUMA Wealth

  • Brenda Castillo, National Hispanic Media Coalition 

  • Cristina Caballero, Pres./CEO of Dialogue on Diversity

  • Diana Rodriguez, President of Latinas Lead CA 

  • Gigi Pedraza, Executive Director of Latino Community Foundation Georgia

  • Gina Jackson, co-director of Return to the Heart Foundation

  • Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream Action

  • Irene Godinez, Executive Director of Poder NC

  • Kristen Urquiza, Co-founder of Marked by Covid

  • Laura Dent, Executive Director of CHISPA Arizona

  • Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of Florida Immigration Coalition

  • Maricela Gutierrez, Executive Director of SIREN

  • Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of National Immigration Law Center 

  • Mayra Macias, Executive Director of Latino Victory 

  • Melissa Morales, Executive Director of Somos Votantes

  • Monica Ramirez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women and Latinx House, Founding Principal of She Se Puede 

  • Montserrat Arredondo, Executive Director of One AZ

  • Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of National Partnership for New Americans

  • Sarah Audelo, Executive Director of Alliance for Youth Action 

  • Sindy Benavides, CEO of LULAC 

  • Stephanie Valencia, Co-Founder, and President of Equislabs

  • Ximena Hartsock, Co-Founder, and President of Phone 2 Action 

  • Xochitl Oseguera, Mamas con Poder

  • Yadira Sanchez, Co-Executive Director of Poder Latinx


  • Collegiate LULAC Council 

  • League of Women Voters Florida

  • National Voter Registration Day 

  • People for the American Way Foundation 

  • State Voices National

  • Vote Early Day 

  • Univision

October 31st

11 a.m to 7 p.m EDT

Join a group of Young Latinas to make calls and get more Latinas to go out and vote. Remind them that Votar es Poder. 

November 1st 

11 a.m to 7 p.m EDT

Join fellow Latinas from across the country to call more Latina voters and encourage them to participate in this year's elections. 

November 30th

RSVP for time 

If you are a Latina-led organization, join this convening to talk about National Latina Civic Engagement Day 2021


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