Riverside, California – In response to California Governor Gavin Newsome’s resounding victory in yesterdays California recall election Hector Sanchez Barba, Mi Familia Vota’s CEO and Executive Director released the following statement:
“Latinos account for nearly 9 million eligible voters in California, and they made their voices heard yesterday. Mi Familia Vota has been working in California for over 10 years building Latino political power. The number of Latino voters has grown exponentially, we now represent 6 million registered voters in California.
This recall happened because a partisan, coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, QAnon conspiracy theorists, anti-immigrant activists, and Trump supporters wanted to roll back more than 25 years of progress in achieving a more favorable California for our community.
Like Pete Wilson before them, these anti-Latino partisans found our community ready to turn back the tides of their anti-democratic machinations. Mi Familia Vota alone made more than 166,000 calls and more than 50,000 texts to mobilize our community to vote no, on the recall.
Latinos in California made their voices heard and ensured that issues critical to our community will continue to play a critical role in Sacramento. We organized to vote “no,” on the recall because we had to protect the progress made by the Latino community and will continue to fight for our policy positions and build Latino political power.”
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.