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, which focuses on regional, state, and federal issues, and local chapters, which focus on county and municipal issues.
The CLF is dedicated to educating and holding policy makers accountable to the issues that matter to Latino community members most. Please click on the links below to view the CLF’s policy values and our platform.
CLF Statewide Board Members
Julie Gonzales Statewide Co-Chair
Gia Irlando Interim Statewide Board Co-Chair; Policy Committee Chair
Lisa M. Calderón Statewide Board Secretary, Denver Chapter Co-Chair
Dulce Saenz Statewide Board Treasurer
Adrienne Benavidez Statewide Board Member
Elsa Costales Colorado Springs Chapter Chair, Statewide Board Member
Rudy Gonzales Denver Chapter Co-Chair
Alexis Menocal Harrigan Statewide Board Member
Christine Mendias Fundraising Committee Chair
Pete Roybal Jefferson County Chapter Co-Chair
Eddie Soto Statewide Board Member
To give online please click here Donate or click the “Donate link above.
To give by check, please make checks payable to “Colorado Latino Forum” and mail them to:
3131 W. 14th Ave Denver, CO 80204
To give by phone, please contact Servicios De La Raza at: 303-458-5851
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.