Media Advisory

NCLR to Unveil Latino Economic Policy Agenda at Nevada Roundtable

March 1, 2017

Camila Gallardo
(305) 215-4259

LAS VEGAS—On Friday, March 3, 2017, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a roundtable discussion with Nevada Latino leaders and experts from NCLR’s policy and legislative teams to unveil an economic policy agenda, “Latinos in Nevada: Protecting and Defending Progress in the Silver State.” The agenda will offer important insights on the integral role Latinos play in powering the state’s economy and labor force, and the need for federal policies that advance the economic security of hardworking Latino families. Presenters will outline what we can expect from national lawmakers during the 115th Congress, discuss how this could impact Nevada and present key findings from a new factsheet on the economic progress of Latinos in the Silver State.

Nevada is home to a burgeoning Latino population that has made slow—but steady—progress since the Great Recession. In fact, between 2011 and 2015, the rate of uninsured Latinos dropped from 37 percent to 23 percent; and over the same four-year period, Nevada experienced a 13 percent increase in the number of Latino homeowners. Marked gains in health coverage and access to homeownership are only two of several indicators capturing the progress Latinos have made because of sound economic policies. The roundtable will focus on what is at stake for the Silver State’s economic future if policies and protections are rolled back.

Media are encouraged to attend and should RSVP to Camila Gallardo, NCLR Assistant Director of Communications, at or (305) 215-4259.


WHAT:Release of new NCLR policy agenda: “Latinos in Nevada: Protecting and Defending Progress in the Silver State”
WHEN:Friday, March 3, 2017
WHERE:Laborer’s Union Local 872
2345 Red Rock Street
Las Vegas, NV 89146
WHO:Moderator: Sylvia Lazos, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Albert Jacquez, Director, Policy Analysis Center, NCLR
Marisabel Torres, Senior Policy Analyst, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR
Rafael Collazo, Director, Policy Analysis Center, NCLR

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to build a stronger America by creating opportunities for Latinos. For more information on NCLR, please visit or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.