Media Advisory

CLLARO & UnidosUS to Host Denver Roundtable on Policy Priorities for Latino Families

October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, October 3, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)—the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization— and the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization (CLLARO) will host a timely roundtable discussion on its Latino Family Agenda and important federal and state policy priorities that will benefit Colorado’s Latino families. CLLARO and UnidosUS policy experts will join elected officials, community organizations and advocates to discuss how Latinos are faring economically, and they will focus on health care, tax policy and Latinas in the workforce. Latinos comprise more than 20 percent of Colorado population and are a growing force of the state’s economy.

Participants include: Governor Jared Polis; Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO); State Senator Dominick Moreno (D-21st District); Mike Cortés, CLLARO Executive Director; Emily Cervantes, Research Analyst, Colorado Health Institute; Jennifer Brown, Associate Director of the Economic Policy Project, UnidosUS; Rafael Collazo, Political Director, UnidosUS and Alberto González, Senior Strategist, Health Policy Project, UnidosUS.

Interested media should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at or (202) 776-1732.


WHAT:Roundtable Discussion on UnidosUS Latino Family Agenda 
WHEN:Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. MT
WHERE:Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1144 15th Street, Suite 3300 (33rd floor)
Denver, CO 80202
WHO:Opening Remarks: Governor Jared Polis
Moderator: Mike Cortés, Executive Director, CLLARO 
Jennifer Brown, Associate Director, Economic Policy Project, UnidosUS
Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS
Alberto González, Senior Strategist, Health Policy Project, UnidosUS
Emily Cervantes, Research Analyst, Colorado Health Institute
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO)
State Senator Dominick Moreno (D-21st District)

CLLARO is a nonprofit agency (formerly known as LARASA) founded in Denver in 1964 to help Latinos solve problems facing their communities. CLLARO’s mission is to empower Latinos through leadership development, advocacy, and policy research to strengthen Colorado.

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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.