Media Advisory

UnidosUS Joins GWU to Train Advocates Ahead of 2018 Elections In Kickoff to Midterm Civic Engagement Efforts

October 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) and the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at The George Washington University (GWU) will welcome community leaders from the UnidosUS Affiliate Network and experts in the field of political management for a two-day workshop titled “Taking it to the Ballot Box: Winning Strategies for the 2018 Election Cycle.”

The event—taking place October 27-28—will equip participants with the advocacy skills needed to cultivate political power in our community and successfully mobilize Latino turnout. With the 2018 midterm elections fast approaching, the program will provide local leaders and experts an opportunity to glean from proven tactics and strategies that can address challenges to Latino civic participation and ensure that the voice of the Latino community is heard at the ballot box. Nearly 50 participants representing 25 UnidosUS Affiliate organizations from across the country are expected to participate.

Media can attend specific events during the training and should RSVP to Gabriela Gomez at or (202) 776-1732.


WHAT:UnidosUS and The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management Host: “Taking it to the Ballot Box: Winning Strategies for the 2018 Election Cycle”
WHEN:Friday, October 27, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
WHERE:The George Washington University School of Political Management
Analyzing the Current Political Context: Proven Strategies to Engage your Community
Friday, October 27, 2017
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 
Developing Strategies to Increase Electoral Power
Saturday, October 28, 2017
2201 G St NW
Washington, DC 20052
WHO: Dr. Michael Cornfield, Associate Professor of Political Management Research Director, Center for Political Management, The George Washington University
Roberto Izurieta, Director of Latin American Projects, Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), The George Washington University
Janet Hernandez, Senior Project Manager, Civic Engagement, 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 that affect Latinos 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.