Media Advisory

UnidosUS Roundtable to Discuss Impact of Drastic Cuts to Critical Anti-Poverty Programs

August 29, 2017

LAS VEGAS—On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) will be joined by Nevada community leaders and state representatives at a roundtable discussion to preview how the federal budget proposed by the Trump administration and the ongoing debate over tax reform stand to impact Nevada’s economic growth; and the economic footing of hardworking Latino Nevadans.

As it stands, Trump’s proposed budget runs counter to sound economic policies and programs geared at helping vulnerable Americans. His attempt to slash funding for safety net programs – including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Rental Assistance program – will severely undermine the well-being of many Latinos who rely on these s to stay afloat and help many remain above the poverty line.

Presenters will share important insights on the budget proposal, the function and impact of the social safety net programs it seeks to eradicate, and release a new factsheet detailing how federal anti-poverty programs and refundable tax credits, including the Earned Incomes Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), have been central to the steady progress Latinos have made over the course of the last decade.

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


WHAT:Nevada Federal Budget and Tax Reform Roundtable 
WHEN:Wednesday, August 30, 2017
4 p.m.- 5 p.m. PST
WHERE:North Las Vegas City Hall
9th Floor Conference Room
2250 N Las Vegas Boulevard 
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
WHO:Host: Isaac Barron, Councilman, City of North Las Vegas - Ward 1
Moderator: Peter Guzman, President, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce 
Renato Rocha, Policy Analyst, UnidosUS
Rafael Collazo, Director, Policy Analysis Center, 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 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.