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
2015 - Latino 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.
More than 10,000 people support us each year and make the difference in the lives of our communities.
"For the last 13 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
Healthcare, Small Business, Education, Public Safety, Immigration, Labor, Farmworkers, Housing
Our civic engagement program recently got the attention of state legislators and civic leaders. Leadership Development Program.