Media Advisory

Feb. 18th Events in Las Vegas Highlight Priority Issues for the Latino Community Ahead of the Democratic Debate and Caucuses

February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization (formerly National Council of La Raza), will be participating in a series of events in Las Vegas to highlight key issues for the Latino electorate.

Interested media can reach out to Kristel Mucino at or (617) 584-1713 for more details.

Nine Leading Latino Groups to Announce Strategy for Increasing 2020 Latino Civic Participation

WHATLeaders from nine of the nation’s major Latino civil rights and civic engagement organizations will gather in a show of unity just days ahead of the Nevada caucus and less than a month ahead of the start of the decennial census. They will detail specific plans to inform and energize the Latino community and elevate key issues for the Latino electorate.
WHO:    Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
Danny Friedman, Managing Director, Voto Latino  
Héctor Sánchez Barba, CEO and Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota
Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund
Yanira Merino, LCLAA National President
 Joe Henry, LULAC Advisor to the President for Civic Engagement and Elections and President of Latinos United of Iowa LULAC Council 307
WHEN:   Tuesday, February 18 at 12:30 p.m. PST
WHERE:  East Las Vegas Library
Multi-purpose Room
2851 E. Bonanza Rd. 
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Adelante 2020 Forum and Tax Fair

WHATA discussion panel regarding opportunities to make the economy work for Latinos, including how federal economic and tax policies can benefit Latino working families in Nevada. The forum will be followed by a free tax assistance fair open to anyone looking for help with filing their taxes.
WHO:    Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.)
Kyle B. Rahn, President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada
Francine Lipman, UNLV William S. Boyd Professor of Law
WHEN:   Tuesday, February 18 at 12:30 p.m. PST
WHERE:  Walnut Community Center
3085 N. Walnut Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115


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 more than 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, Instagram, and Twitter.

Michael Krumholtz
(202) 776-1767