This is the Magazine’s first Presidential candidate endorsement in their 20 year history

New York, NY -- Planned Parenthood Action Fund is proud to stand with some of the nation’s leading Latino leaders and influencers, organized by Latina Magazine, in support of Hillary Clinton. Today, Latina Magazine announced their endorsement of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. This marks the first time the magazine has ever taken sides in a presidential race. In January, Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Statement from Daniela Ramirez, Assistant Director of Latino Media, Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

“It is astoundingly clear that Donald Trump has no respect for women or for the Latino community. As a Latina who is directly impacted by his misogyny and racism, nothing is more terrifying than a Donald Trump presidency. 

“Trump has bragged about sexually assaulting women, called women pigs and dogs, and referred to a Latina former Miss Universe, as ‘Miss Housekeeping.’ Planned Parenthood Action Fund is incredibly proud to stand beside Latina Magazine -- a media outlet that seeks to represent and reach Latinas all across the country -- as they endorse Hillary Clinton.”

Latinos are one of the fastest-growing groups of voters in America. This election year, 27 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote, and are expected to comprise  12 percent of the total U.S. electorate. 

A study by City University of New York and CNN En Español estimated that there are nine swing states where Latinos could  impact the vote for the White House: Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as the populous states of Florida and Ohio. In fact, Nevada is one of those states where the Latino vote could make a huge difference, with almost 20 percent of voters in November  projected to be Latino, assuming a 53% voter turnout rate.

The Latino vote is important and powerful. Planned Parenthood political and advocacy organizations are organizing in several key states to ensure that Latino voices are heard this election. In Nevada, Planned Parenthood Votes is building a robust field program this election cycle, focused on canvassing, phone banking, and grassroots organizing to engage with women, young people, and Latino voters  in Clark and Washoe Counties.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund supports and shares Latina Magazine’s goal to ensure more Latinas get out of the vote and is proud to have a trusted partner in this endeavour during one of the most important elections in our history.