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COALITION OF LATINO ORGANIZATIONS TO ANNOUNCE STRATEGY FOR INCREASING 2020 LATINO CIVIC PARTICIPATION

Leaders from nine of the nation’s major Latino civil rights and civic engage­ment organizations gathered together in a show of unity just days ahead of the Nevada caucus and less than a month ahead of the start of the decen­nial census. The purpose was to detail specific plans to inform, energize and elevate key issues for the Latino electorate.

WHAT

Hear from a coalition of nine national nonparti­san Latino organizations that are each working on developing and implementing voter engage­ment strategies to inform, energize, and elevate key issues for the Latino electorate in Election 2020. Additionally, each organization is work­ing on strategies to engage the community and ensure a full and accurate count of Latinos in the 2020 Census.

WHO

Danny Friedman, Managing Director, Voto Latino

Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)

Héctor Sánchez Barba, CEO and Executive Direc­tor, Mi Familia Vota

Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund

Yanira Merino, LCLAA National President

Laura M. Esquivel, Vice President, Federal Policy and Advocacy

Joe Henry, LULAC Advisor to the President for Civic Engagement and Elections and President of Latinos United of Iowa LULAC Council 307

WHY

There are more than 30 million Latinos eligible to vote in the United States. Latinos are poised to determine the outcome of the 2020 election. A growing Latino electorate in every region of the country will make Latino voters pivotal in the outcome of elections.

The ONGS

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s lead­ing non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.

UnidosUS, previously known as the Na­tional Council of La Raza, is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs and an Affiliate Net­work of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico.. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration and that share a desire to make our country stronger.

Mi Familia Vota is building Latino politi­cal power by expanding the electorate and strengthening local infrastructures through year-round voter engagement. We are also training the next genera­tion of leaders by opening opportuni­ties through our Youth Development Programs. We are strategically located in states with some of the highest Latino population counts like Nevada.

LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin Ameri­can Advancement) is the leading na­tional organization for Latino(a) workers and their families. LCLAA was estab­lished in 1972 to educate, organize and mobilize Latinos in the labor movement and has expanded its influence to impact workers’ rights and their power in the political process. LCLAA represents more than 2 million Latino workers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), The Change to Win Federation, inde­pendent unions and all their members. As importantly, LCLAA builds political empowerment of the Latino family, sup­ports economic and social justice for all workers, and promotes greater cultural diversity in the workplace.

League of United Latin American Citi­zens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future.

Hispanic Federation is a leading national Latino nonprofit membership organiza­tion with a mission to empower and advance Hispanic communities. Hispanic Federation was founded in 1990 and works to support Latino families and strengthen Hispanic institutions by providing grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of our communities. Hispanic Federation advocates nationally and locally on vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engage­ment, civil rights, and the environment.

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