The mission of the Colorado Latino Forum (CLF) is to increase the political, social, educational and economic strength of Latinas and Latinos
Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, the Colorado Latino Forum is a nonpartisan, statewide advocacy organization committed to increasing Latino participation and awareness in the electoral process, mobilizing the community on important and vital issues, and ensuring our elected officials are responsive to the needs of the Latino community in Colorado.
The CLF is comprised of a statewide board (hyperlink to the CLF state board members), which focuses on regional, state, and federal issues, and local chapters (hyperlink to Local Chapters page), which focus on county and municipal issues.
CLF Statewide Board Members
Rudy Gonzales Denver Chapter Co-Chair
Julie Gonzales Statewide Co-Chair
Lisa M. Calderón Statewide Board Secretary, Denver Chapter Co-Chair
Adrienne Benavidez Statewide Board Member
Gia Irlando Interim Statewide Board Co-Chair; Policy Committee Chair
Dulce Saenz Statewide Board Treasurer
Fabian Ortega Membership and Outreach Committee Chair
Christine Mendias Fundraising Committee Chair
Alexis Menocal Harrigan Statewide Board Member
Eddie Soto Statewide Board Member
Colorado Latino ForumTo give by check, please make checks payable to Colorado Latino Forum and mail them to:
309 W. 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80223
To give by phone, please contact Mary Diaz at:
303-722-5150 Ext. 106
Thank you for supporting the CLF. Your gift to the CLF is NOT tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
All members of a Chapter must first become members of the CLF. Once 25 individuals, age 18 or older have become members of the CLF and wish to form a Chapter for their area, they may solicit the Statewide Board to become a Chapter.
Currently, the CLF has three active chapters:
Colorado Springs: Elsa Costales, Colorado Springs CLF Chapter Chair
Denver: Rudy Gonzales and Lisa Calderon, Denver CLF Chapter Co-Chairs
Jefferson County: Andrea Duran Carpenter and Pete Roybal, Jefferson County CLF Chapter Co-Chairs
To build a chapter in your community, please contact the CLF statewide board Membership and Outreach Committee chair.