Media Advisory

Countdown to the 2020 Election: Empowering and Mobilizing the Latino Community in Texas

November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—On Friday, November 8, UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)—the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization—will bring together Texas community members and Affiliates (Comunidades Unidas, Su Clínica and YWCA El Paso del Norte Region) for a conversation in El Paso about harnessing the political power of the Latino community and closing the voting gap.

In the continued recovery from the El Paso shooting and the ongoing climate of hostility toward Latinos, UnidosUS will announce its increased investments in Texas aimed at strengthening the influence of the Latino community. These include voter issue education, registration engagement and deeper partnerships in Texas to address voter concerns, especially related to the economy and workforce development, local advocacy in education policy and health initiatives to ensure that the Latino community has the opportunity to thrive.

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


WHAT: Panel discussion with El Paso community leaders including Border Network for Human Rights, Comunidades Unidas, Su Clínica and YWCA El Paso del Norte Region
WHO:Welcome Remarks and Moderator:
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS 
Dr. Sylvia Acosta, CEO, YWCA El Paso del Norte Region (El Paso, TX)
Adriana Cadena, Texas Alliances Coordinator, Border Network for Human Rights (El Paso, TX)
Luis Garza, Executive Director, Comunidades Unidas (West Valley City, UT)
Cheryl Sproles, Director of Community Relations, Su Clínica (Harlingen, TX) 
WHEN:Friday, November 8, 2019 
10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MT
WHERE:Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc.
La Fe Culture and Technology Center
721 S. Ochoa Street, Rear Building
El Paso, TX 79901

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.