Washington D.C. – Hector Sanchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement in response to the news that Efrain Escobedo had been appointed as chairman of Hispanics in Philanthropy:
“We extend our heartiest congratulations to Efrain Escobedo, as he is most deserving of this well-deserved new position. We are pleased to see the trajectory of his career continue to rise, as we know his immense talents will be used for the greater good of our community. Latinos have long been systematically excluded from the highest corridors of power, it is no different than in the world of philanthropy. That is why we desperately need people like Efrain in positions of power in philanthropy. We know that there is serious underinvestment in the Latino community. Efrain’s experience and passion are a welcome addition to the Hispanics In Philanthropy team.”
About Efrain Escobedo: Efrain Escobedo is a vice president in charge of education and immigration programs at California Community Foundation. Escobedo has had an extensive career, dedicated to increasing civic engagement and ensuring public policies and institutions not just serve but also empower our communities. He has worked nationally and locally on efforts to increase citizenship, voter participation, and the Census and is recognized nationally and locally as an active leader and expert in Latino civic engagement and elections policy.
Mi Familia Vota builds Latino political power as a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.