Media Advisory

UnidosUS to Announce New Florida Voter Registration Numbers

September 4, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla.—This Thursday, September 6, at UnidosUS’s (formerly NCLR) Miami office, UnidosUS will be joined by local elected officials to announce the organization reaching a new voter registration milestone in Florida. UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino voter registration organization, has been working for well over a decade to register hundreds of thousands of new Latino voters across the country.

Speakers at the morning press event will also highlight the critical issues at play in local, state and national elections, focusing on the importance and potential impact of the Latino vote. Florida Hispanics comprise approximately 17 percent of the state’s registered voters and turnout during midterm elections has continued to rise within the community. Latino anticipation in the midterm elections has increased approximately 103 percent over the last 16 years.

UnidosUS has worked over the past several months to register tens of thousands of voters, focusing on Miami Dade County in South Florida, and Osceola County, in Central Florida.

Media are encouraged to attend and should RSVP to Camila Gallardo at cgallardo@unidosus.org or (305) 215-4259.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:UnidosUS Announces New Voter Registration Numbers in Lead Up to Midterm Elections 
WHEN:Thursday, September 6, 2018
11:00 a.m. 
WHERE:UnidosUS Florida Regional Office
790 NW 107th Ave Suite 115 (Lennar Corporate Center Building) 
Miami, FL 33172 
WHO:Jared Nordlund, Senior Florida Strategist, UnidosUS
Florida State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez
County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava 
Eddie Garza, Executive Director, Mexican American Council 

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 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:
Camila Gallardo
cgallardo@unidosus.org
(305) 215-4259