On March 19, we held our first-ever College Summit for members of the Líderes Avanzando program, which builds relationships between Latino students and universities in order to close the education gap still felt by many in our community.
The Summit also emphasized the importance of young Latinos becoming active in the democratic process by registering to vote, helping their friends and families register, and, most importantly, voting on Election Day. NCLR held a panel discussion in partnership with Univision to discuss the Latino vote and how it can affect the presidential election this November.
“Latino youth are a critical segment of the electorate and today we worked with young leaders from across the country so they have the tools they need to amplify young voices,” said Kumera Genet, Líderes Program Manager, NCLR. “That is why we created a mobile app that puts voter registration in the palms of their hands, and allows them to become a portal to registration for their eligible friends and family. There are so many issues at stake that will affect our future opportunities that we can’t afford to sit on the sidelines come November.”
Below are more highlights from the Summit.
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Latinos, together, are stronger. -Tanairi Ochoa #NCLRCollegeSummit
— Sherisse Benavidez (@SherisseJane) March 19, 2016
— St Mary's University (@StMarysU) March 20, 2016
#NCLRCollegeSummit the food was amazing
— DC5_Pedro (@giann_i__) March 19, 2016