Latino Vote Iowa

Latino Vote Iowa 2016 was the first-ever largescale outreach to the Latino community for a general election. LULAC of Iowa broke new ground when the civil rights organization led a successful campaign to draw a record number of Latinos to participate in the Iowa Caucuses.

 "We had tremendous success in rallying our people to the Iowa Caucuses," stated Joe Enriquez Henry, National LULAC vice president of the Midwest.

The Latino Vote Iowa campaign was a grassroots effort that included field staff who went door-to-door to connect with Latino voters in the state. Communities targeted were -- Dallas, Johnson, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk and Scott counties. 

Last year, LULAC of Iowa raised more than $265,000 to support efforts to engage and inform Latino voters in the election process.

The Latino Vote Iowa campaign was nonpartisan and encouraged voters to learn candidates' positions in the areas of Medicaid expansion, public education funding, affordable healthcare, increasing the minimum wages and immigration. Registered voters received information about how to vote and how to register, voter eligibility and how to handle problems at the polls.  

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa assisted Iowa LULAC in training campaign staff members and providing other administrative support.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future.

The Hispanic Institute (THI) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that seeks to promote and grow the participation of Hispanics in civic engagement and the electoral process. To achieve this goal, THI organizes and implements Voter Registration, Voter Education, and Get-Out-The-Vote projects throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.thehispanicinstitute.org.

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