Launched by restive Democrats, LatPAC has emerged as a leader in the field of Latino political engagement. LatPAC responded to the void in Latino civic action in a dramatic way fueled by a grass roots approach.
In 2016 we launched the Democratic Voter Project to engage new and unlikely voters to encourage greater voter turnout.
These voters provided the critical margin of victory for Democrats across the nation. In coordination with partner organizations, the Democratic Voter Project registered over 200,000 new voters and our outreach efforts reached 6M Americans through phone calls, email campaigns, social media posts, blog posts, advertising, door to door canvassing, polling queries and local events. We had a presence in 18 states and Puerto Rico. We were involved in 13 races this year, including House, Senate, Gubernatorial and Presidential campaigns. We helped elect 8 Democratic candidates, including the first Latina Senator, Catherine Cortes Masto.
Going forward we must prepare for what will possibly be one of the most hostile administrations to our nation’s most vulnerable communities. Hillary Clinton's popular vote margin has risen to 2 percent, which translates to 2.8M votes. Clinton also won the vast majority of Latino votes cast. This new administration will have the largest popular defeat suffered by a ticket yet elevated to the presidency by the Electoral College in modern history. The GOP ticket was resoundingly rejected by the American people.
Donald Trump has no mandate and we will fight this illegitimate presidency.