As we close on the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, we do so with pride in our accomplishments. In a very short period of time of only four months, we were able to reach out to and rally our Latino community to participate in record numbers in the Iowa Presidential Caucuses.
The mission of our work was simple: to show the Latino vote matters and can be a game-changer nationally. Ground zero would be the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016.
According to media exit polling, we met and surpassed our goal of engaging 10,000 of our people to caucus. Some estimates indicate that we achieved between 13,000 to 15,000 Latino voters at the caucuses.
We raised the profile of the Latino vote and brought international attention to our efforts. What’s more important is that we were able to empower our people to become involved in the political process and voice their choice for the next president of the United States.
We had more than 100 television spots, print articles and web pieces written about our campaign and received national media coverage: CNN, Fox News Latino, NBC Latino, Univision, Fusion, New York Times, fivethirtyeight, Mother Jones, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and NPR
It was clear that the Latino Vote matters. The final result of our participation had an impact on the selection of candidates in both the Democrat and Republican Caucuses.
Rest assured, the League of United Latin American Citizens will continue to keep you informed on issues of importance and will work hard to mobilize our vote on November 8th.