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California Latina Voter Town Hall


For Immediate Release

February 9, 2024

Contact: Karina Martínez, [email protected]


Media Advisory


Primary Power: The Latina Vote

Courage California, Communities for a New California (CNC), and Data for Social Good unite to host a virtual Latina voter town hall, titled "Primary Power: The Latina Vote." Scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th from 6 pm - 7 pm, this virtual gathering aims to foster a dynamic and engaging conversation surrounding the pivotal and primary role of Latina voters in California elections. 

The event will feature discussions on crucial topics such as Latina voting power, civic engagement resources, and exclusive insights on voting for priority issues on the March 5th ballot. The town hall will also launch CNC’s Lúcete Latina voter empowerment initiative. 


In the aftermath of the 2020 census, revealing the growing political influence of Latinas, the Virtual Latina Voter Town Hall will provide a platform to 

  • Reframe the narrative on Latino voter participation, focusing on the increasing importance of the Latina vote
  • Provide key highlights on priority election issues
  • Launch CNC’s Lúcete Latina voter empowerment initiative
  • Guide voters through the election process and resources 

WHO: Available for interviews:

  • Lisa García Bedolla, President, Data for Social Good
  • Hatzune Aguilar, Director of Strategic Engagement, CNC 
  • Angela Chavez, Courage California, Voter Resources 
  • Karina Martínez, California Latina voter 


14.5% (3.2 million) of California's 22.1 million voters are Latina women. By addressing pressing issues, highlighting progressive candidates, and amplifying Latina voices in mainstream media, the event not only informs voter choices but also contributes to mobilizing the Latino vote, fostering community engagement, and promoting a more inclusive and representative democratic process where the primary vote - the Latina vote - shine in s strong. ¡Lúcete!

Latino majority districts in California translate to Latina power. Because Latina voters consistently outperform their Latino male counterparts in voting. Latinas from the ages of 18 to 64 are more likely to vote than their male counterparts.  

  • 22 of the 80 new state Assembly districts now have a Latino majority.
  • 10 of the 40 state Senate districts have a Latino majority.
  • 16 of 52 California’s congressional districts now have a Latino majority.


February 13th, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Pacific Time)


Virtual Event via Zoom

Register here




Communities for a New California Education Fund is building a new power in the San Joaquin, Coachella, and Imperial valleys by inspiring working-class Californians to engage, activate and fight for social change in their neighborhoods. With the help of staff and volunteers from the very neighborhoods we serve, CNC EF organizes and mobilizes residents on public policy issues that impact our rural families and organizes to improve our neighborhoods. CNC’s Lúcete Latina campaign highlights the region’s most influential voters: Latina women. 


Courage California works to unite and equip Californians to hold leaders accountable and take courageous action for change. Our community of members envisions a progressive, equitable, and representative California, powered by our people. www.couragecalifornia.org