Enrique Lopez
Mount Vernon, WA

Higher Education Committee Co-Chair


More than 10,000 people support us each year and make the difference in the lives of our communities.

"For the last 12 years, the success of Latino Legislative Day has been the result of the thousands of stakeholders, organizations serving our communities, and sponsors of this important civic engagement event believing that working together creates positive change. Every year we advocate for legislation that improves our communities or oppose policies that are harmful.  We must initiate and foster transparent dialogue locally with city/county officials and in Olympia with legislators regardless of their political affiliation to ensure that the issues of our communities are well understood and successful resolutions occur.  We have a civic responsibility to vote and elect representatives that believe in fairness, and will support policies that benefit Latino communities; if not, we have the influence to elect those that will. The growth of Latinos and financial contribution in local economies signifies that Latinos impact the future of this state" - Nina Martinez 

Contact: nina@latinocivicalliance.org,

Mateo Arteaga


Yakima, WA

Higher Ed Committee Co-Chair

LCA Board members 


Nina Martinez

Larry Sanchez
Moses Lake, WA

Public Safety Committee

Gustavo Ramos
Board Advisor


Chris Paredes
Tacoma, WA

Housing Committee Co-Chair

Technology Committee Chair

Gloria Burton
Seattle WA

Housing Committee Co-Chair,

Sandra Rodarte


Federal Way, WA

Labor Committee Chair

Gabriel Portugal
Tri Cities, WA

K-12 Education Committee Co Chair

Public Safety Committee

Jimmy Matta

Vice Chair

Burien, WA

Small Business Committee Chair

Gabriel  Pinon
Toppenish WA

Youth Civic Engagement Chair, Public Safety Committee


Claudia D'Allegri
Seattle, WA

Health care Committee Chair

Public Safety Committee

organization Highlights

Ruvine Jimenez

Kennewick, WA

K-12 Education Committee Co-chair


Our civic engagement program recently got the attention of state legislators and  civic leaders.  Leadership Development Program.

2005 - Hispanic Legislative Day is formed by a group of leaders to create a political platform in Olympia that would represent Latinos in our Washington State.

2007- In 2007 the board of directors voted to  change the name to "The Washington State Hispanic/Latino Legislative Organization". Later the Board of Directors voted to change the name to the "Latino Civic Alliance" (LCA), to more accurately reflect the efforts to get the Latino community civically engaged and to provide civic education.

2010-LCA expands its Board of Directors due to US Census and growth of Latinos in WA State

2014 - LCA Chair, Nina Martinez appointed by Governor Inslee to Farm Work Group task force to address Agriculture/labor issues in WA state

2015Latino Legislative Day celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Over 2000 supporters arrive to Olympia. Special recognition to veterans and Latino leaders.

2016 -  LCA creates new marketing campaign, PR Consultant Dianne Segura joins LCA to advise organization high growth and create strategic plan. The creation of LCA leadership think tank is formed.  LCA Board Member Gabriel Portugal appointed to serve on legislative joint task force community policing in WA.


Healthcare, Small Business, Education, Public Safety, Immigration, Labor, Farmworkers, Housing