Coalition of Latino Organizations to Announce Strategy for Increasing
2020 Latino Civic Participation
Remarks from nine of the most important Latino leaders will focus on ensuring Latino engagement in this year’s political process
Las Vegas, NV — Leaders from nine of the nation’s major Latino civil rights and civic engagement organizations gathered 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. The press conference took place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. PT at the East Las Vegas Library in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.