Media Advisory

UnidosUS Roundtable to Preview How Latino Virginians, State Economy Will Fare Under Federal Budget and Tax Reform

September 29, 2017

ARLINGTON—As congressional leaders prepare to vote on the federal budget this week and continue talks about tax reform, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) policy experts will come together with community leaders for a roundtable on Wednesday, October 4, to discuss the impact these proposals will have on Latino families and Virginia’s economy. Experts from UnidosUS will also unveil a new fact sheet titled, “Latinos in Virginia: Protecting and Defending Progress in the Old Dominion.”

Participants will discuss the implications that deep cuts to critical anti-poverty programs and changes to eligibility for refundable tax credits would have on Virginia’s working families, including many Latinos who rely on these programs to make ends meet. The roundtable will also focus on the debate over tax reform and how the current proposal calls for across-the-board cuts for wealthy individuals while ignoring the majority of hardworking Americans.

Media are encouraged to attend and should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at or (202) 776-1732.


WHAT: Virginia Federal Budget and Tax Reform Roundtable
WHEN:Wednesday, October 4, 2017
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. 
WHERE:Café Sazon
4704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
WHO:  Welcome: Walter Tejada, Former Member of Arlington County Board
Samantha Vargas-Poppe, Associate Director, Policy Analysis Center, UnidosUS
Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS

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 almost 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 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.