About The Hispanic Vote Political Action Committee (PAC)

We are a 527 non partisan political action committee focused on informing and engaging the Hispanic community on voting and the local political process

EMPOWERING VOTERS!

Learn how we meet that goal...

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Community Leaders Meetings

We hold monthly meetings and bring local elected officials to discuss their role and how the office affects our every day lives. Voters are welcome to attend and meet candidates vying for your vote.

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Candidate Endorsements

The Hispanic Vote Board of Directors, interviews candidates running for local office. The Board collectively makes a recommendation on which candidate will best serve our community irregardless of political party affiliation.

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Voter Education

We partner with the local Supervisor of Elections Office to offer voter education seminars, and update the community on the voting process and any new legislation. We are passionate about bringing clarity and transparency to the masses and increase voter participation.

¡Para Prosperar Hay Que Votar!

WE HAVE ONE SIMPLE MISSION:
Inform and engage the community on the issues and policy makers that have an impact on our daily lives.

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Leadership and community...

are OUR passion!

Hispanic Vote PAC board members:

  • Serve on various boards and committees throughout the community.
  • Support community members to serve on government and non profit boards and committees.
  • We want to help YOU get involved... Contact us to learn more.

Broward County Chapter

Meet our members

Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia

Chairman

Michael Garcia was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, and came to the mainland as a young child. He grew up in Broo

Michael Garcia

Chairman

Liza E. Erazo

Liza E. Erazo

Vice Chairman

Liza E. Erazo currently serves as the Vice-Chair for The Hispanic Vote. She is a native New Yorker that reloca

Liza E. Erazo

Vice Chairman

Lorena Mastrarrigo

Lorena Mastrarrigo

Secretary

Lorena Mastrarrigo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Florida as a child. She attended and gradu

Lorena Mastrarrigo

Secretary

Oniel E. Toledo

Oniel E. Toledo

Treasurer

Oniel E. Toledo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to South Florida in 2002.  Prior to moving to So

Oniel E. Toledo

Treasurer

Jorge Rodríguez

Jorge Rodríguez

Membership Director

Jorge Rodríguez began his H.V.A.C. water treatment career in 1991, as service technician helper of one of New

Jorge Rodríguez

Membership Director

Diego Arboleda

Diego Arboleda

Century Village Liaison

Diego Arboleda was born in Cali, Columbia. Diego attended high school Chicago, Illinois.

Diego Arboleda

Century Village Liaison

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Broward Chapter

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Southwest Florida Chapter

Meet our members

Carmen Salomé

Carmen Salomé

Chairman

Carmen has a Masters Degree in Management and 17 years of local government experience that includes community

Carmen Salomé

Chairman

Silvia Hasak

Silvia Hasak

Treasurer

Silvia Hasak moved to Lee County in 1989.  She has been employed with Lee County Government since 1990. Si

Silvia Hasak

Treasurer

Rafael Lopez

Rafael Lopez

Immediate Past Chairman

Rafael Lopez was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States as a young child, in 1962.  Rafael grew u

Rafael Lopez

Immediate Past Chairman

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Southwest Florida Chapter

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Our key elements

4 fundamental pillars

In all we do we strive to reflect these principles...

INFORM

Hispanic Vote provides opportunities for the community to know the elected officials, the candidates, and the issues.

ENGAGE

Hispanic Vote brings elected officials and the community together to discuss the issues that affect our community.

EMPOWER

Hispanic Vote provides the information the community needs to make informed decisions during elections.

UNITE

Informing, engaging, and empowering Hispanic voters brings a powerful UNITED voice.

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10 years

impacting South Florida

85%

candidates endorsed succeed

68.5K voters

impacted by our message

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We have got the best answers for you...

What is your mission?

Our mission is to inform and engage the Hispanic community to the local political process by introducing the community to our local elected officials.  This give the community an opportunity to meet the official, learn about the role and office, and how that impacts our taxes, our businesses, and our daily lives.

When do you meet?

The Hispanic Vote holds monthly “community leaders” meetings in Broward, Lee, Collier, and Palm Beach Counties.

Contact your nearest Hispanic Vote for information on when they meet. Follow us on Facebook where you can see activities of all Hispanic Vote groups.

How can I join the Board of Directors?

Directors are responsible for guiding and directing the organization towards its mission. Dynamic individuals with vision and passion to see the Hispanic community with more of a voice in how their local government looks should connect with their local Hispanic Vote chairman or board member.

Do I have to be Hispanic to attend?

You do not have to be Hispanic or speak Spanish to attend community leaders meetings or any events coordinated by The Hispanic Vote. The meetings are held in English.  These meetings are attended by local elected officials, candidates, business owners, and residents.

What political affiliation are you?

The Hispanic Vote PAC is a nonpartisan political action committee.

How can I contribute?

Hispanic Vote Pac is a 527 non partisan political action committee.  Your contribution is crucial to get the message out to our community.   All donations are contributions to a political action committee and are not tax deductible.  All contributions are filed with the State of Florida but remain local specific to each PAC.   Pick up a contribution card at any one of our local events or contact your local Hispanic Vote PAC.

How can I become a community partner?

Community Partners believe in the mission and vision of Hispanic Vote. Contact your local Hispanic Vote for more information on what community partnerships look like in your area.

How can my business become a sponsor?

If you are looking for a new and exciting way to get your business in front of the Latino market consider becoming a sponsor to a monthly community leaders meeting or other event hosted by Hispanic Vote.

Business sponsors are featured on Hispanic Vote webpage, newsletters, and social media platforms.   Contact your local Hispanic Vote board member for more information on how your business can be featured.

Can you speak to my group / Do you do media interviews?

We depend on opportunities to speak to the community at large in an effort to share the mission. Our members can conduct voting seminars or interviews in Spanish and English  Contact your local Hispanic Vote for more information.

How did Hispanic Vote PAC start?

The original group began in 2009 under the name “Cubans for a Better Florida”.

The group formed  because of a growing concern that Hispanic voters were not participating in local elections.  From there the group name changed to The Hispanic Vote.

Broward & SWFL Community Partners

Businesses that have sponsored our monthly community leaders meeting