The Latino Texas Political Action Committee exists to increase the representation of Latinas and Latinos in elected positions and to hold all elected officials accountable to the Latino community, regardless of political party affiliation.

 OUR CALL TO ACTION

A History of Disproportionate Growth

Texas’ Latino population grew by 56% since 2000, yet Latino political representation has yet to equal this growth – in many places it has even diminished. 

Our Change Mechanism is a Political Action Committee

Members unite as a Committee to pool our financial resources to fund our next generation of political representatives.

Our Mission is Straightforward

It is to restore the balance of political representation to our population.

News and Events

Latino Texas PAC: Elected Leadership Training
September 29 – September 30, 2018

Hosted by Latino Texas PAC and Leadership for Educational Equity

The “Elected Leadership Training” is a workshop for Latino Texas PAC members and LEE members that are actively pursuing elected office in the next couple of years. The workshop will take place in Houston from September 29 to September 30, 2018.

As part of the application process, members will need to identify a specific office and timeline for running.  Participants should ideally already be in active conversations with Latino Texas PAC members about their interest to run.

Over the three-day workshop, you will

  • Prepare for the launch of your future campaign by applying campaign skills to your specific race, campaign and community context, and developing campaign deliverables
  • Learn from experts, including seasoned campaign operatives, political leaders, and fellow Latino Texas PAC members who hold elected office or have recently ran campaigns.
  • Connect and build community with other Latino Texas PAC members interested in serving our community.

What is the time commitment and cost?

You will be required to attend each day of the workshop. Sessions will start at approximately 9 AM and end at 6 PM during the specified dates. Additionally, participants will be tasked with completing a series of campaign-related assignments in small groups during the workshop, which may require work time in the evenings. There is a $75 attendance fee. If the attendance fee is out of reach for you please do not hesitate to contact Luis Lopez at llopez@luislopezagency.com for sponsorship consideration. If you are interested in attending this program, please complete the application by clicking the link below.

>>Apply Now

What to expect:

  • Name and voice your concerns about elected leadership in an affirming space with members of shared identity.
  • Discover more about yourself, and how your identity and community are assets to the political process.
  • Get connected with an experienced coach who can help you realize your vision for serving your community.
  • Practice telling your story in a way that is authentic to you and resonates with your community.
  • Talk through the aspects of building a campaign plan, fundraising, and developing your message with seasoned campaign experts.

What NOT to Expect:

  • Political consultants that will run your campaign
  • An endorsement by the Latino Texas PAC just for attending
  • Specific advice or contribution to your campaign outside of the election laws
  • A space to ask for political contributions to your plan

Our Partners

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.

LEE members serve at all levels of elected leadership, and while elected members come from different backgrounds and support a variety of political viewpoints, they all share a lifelong commitment to educational equity and a deep belief in the potential of every child.

With a focus on equity and identity in public service, LEE will partner with Latino Texas PAC to support members that will serve as a transformational force for Houston.

Become a Member

Our members represent a diverse group of Texans who invest in being a part of an active political movement.

We are doctors, lawyers, civic servants, teachers, engineers, non-profit professionals, former and current elected officials, and much more.

Above all else we know the importance of funding qualified candidates to represent the Latino community in all levels of Texas’ government.