Media Advisory

UnidosUS Changemakers Summit Brings Together Latino Community Advocates and Experts

UnidosUS will release its Policy Agenda for 116th Congress

March 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27, UnidosUS will host its Changemakers Summit in Washington, D.C, bringing together hundreds of aspiring activists and community leaders from across the country who are committed to advocating for equity and greater opportunity for Latinos.

The summit will feature remarks from UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía, El Mirage, Arizona Mayor Alexis Hermosillo, as well as a panel discussion regarding the official release of UnidosUS’s policy guide for members of Congress titled “Stronger Communities, Stronger America: A Latino Policy Agenda for the 116th Congress.” The publication details the policies that should be the priority of federal lawmakers across civil rights, criminal justice, economic security, education, health and well-being, and immigration issues.

The Latino community has made notable gains across key indicators including health, education, and the economy. Yet harmful policies and regulations issued under the Trump administration threaten to reverse this progress and widen inequities. The UnidosUS Changemakers Summit will lay out how advocacy efforts on critical issues can ensure meaningful change. The summit will be held at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University on March 25-26. On March 27, youth advocates and leaders from across the country will visit their members of Congress to advocate for their communities.

The UnidosUS Changemakers Summit is made possible by the generous support of our partners including AT&T, FedEx, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mastercard, and Raza Development Fund.

Interested media should RSVP to Dan Cruz at dcruz@UnidosUS.org or (202) 776-1782.

WHAT:UnidosUS Changemakers Summit and Policy Agenda panel discussion and remarks
WHEN:Open to media on Tuesday, March 26 
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. ET  
WHERE:Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
WHO:Speakers:
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
Alexis Hermosillo, Mayor, city of El Mirage, Arizona 
Panelists:
Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS
Cheryl Sproles, Director of Community Relations, Su Clínica, Harlingen, Texas
Eliazar Posada, Community Engagement and Advocacy Manager, El Centro Hispano, Durham, North Carolina

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. 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, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. 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. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:
Dan Cruz
dcruz@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1782