UnidosUS Press Call
The Latino Community in the Time of Coronavirus

On July 16, UnidosUS hosted a press call to discuss the release of a new report on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the Latino community.

Moderated by Carlos Guevara, Associate Director of Immigration Initiatives at UnidosUS, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía was joined by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX). Listen to the press call here:

During the conversation, both Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), called attention to the factors that put Latinos at risk for economic hardship and health problems during the coronavirus crisis.

The report titled, The Latino Community in the Time of Coronavirus: The Case for a Broad and Inclusive Government Response, documents how the Latino community is withstanding disparate health and economic impacts from the pandemic, while considering some of the pre-existing economic and health vulnerabilities that the Latino community faced prior to federal, state and local government responses to the pandemic. It examines the scope and composition of Latino and immigrant communities left out of recent legislative pandemic recovery efforts. And, finally it calls on our leaders to enact expansive and deliberate policies to provide relief for all communities in the interest of achieving a swift and sustainable recovery that avoids widening disparities between Latinos and other racial and ethnic groups in America.

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