United Latinos, Promoviendo Accion Civica (United Latinos) is organized under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. Its By-Laws were developed following parliamentary law of Robert’s Rules of Order and is a non-partisan organization.
United Latinos is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes and does not engage in carrying propaganda or participate or intervene in any political campaign including publishing or distribution of statements on behalf of any candidate for public office.
United Latinos and its membership and board of directors is composed of volunteers that generously donate their time, talents and resources to ensure that Latinos are participating and engaged in the American Civic Process. This includes registering to vote, voting, participating in government and higher education.
Full Latino participation in education, civic and electoral processes.
To provide leadership on public policy issues, convene public forums to educate and engage Latinos in civic and electoral processes, and award educational scholarships to students.
Background & History
United Latinos was incorporated with the Secretary of State in 2009 by Latinos who shared a common interest in the democratic process. Prior to that United Latinos was organized as United Latinos Political Association of California. That organization went dormant in 1994 and was revived by Mauricio E. Leiva and Bernardo Buenrostro in 2008. Bart Liriano Chavez and Arturo Aleman joined them in 2009 and it was decided to change the name of the organization to United Latinos, Promoviendo Accion Civica. In February of 2010 the new full Board of Directors was installed by the Honorable Jaime Roman, Judge of the California Superior Court of Sacramento County. Keynote speaker of that event was Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, Majority Leader.
This organization is made up of individuals that have embraced their civic duty by participating in their community. The current board of directors has over 120 years of making a difference by committing to a cause in numerous grass root and national organizations. United Latinos actively secured these individuals to bring their talents and lead by example.
The organization is committed in encouraging Latinos to get involved with the democratic process and provide a vehicle to assist in their commitment to achieve a higher representation of Latino voices.
Core Operating Values
The following core operating values influence the culture and public image of the United Latinos as an effective community-based organization:
- Community Involvement
- Integrity and Accountability
- Financial Sustainability
- Youth Mentoring & Opportunities
All of United Latino’s practices and services and the way it goes about its work; are based on fundamental beliefs that support the organization’s vision and mission. United Latinos believes:
- All people have equal rights
- Voting is a constitutional right
- Promoting a democratic process free of discrimination
- All people have strengths and assets
- Informing Latinos on the importance of participating in the American democratic process
- Exploring internships with organizations and community leaders
- Supporting leaders who support United Latinos mission at the local, state, and national levels through education and grassroots efforts