UnidosUS to Launch Voter Registration Canvassing Efforts in Key State of Florida; Bolster Voter Engagement Programs

ORLANDO, Fla.—On Tuesday, May 15, local community leaders and elected officials will join UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía at Ana G. Mendez University in Orlando to formerly announce the launch of UnidosUS’s Power of 18 community voter registration canvassing program. The voter registration effort joins ongoing UnidosUS outreach campaigns under the umbrella of Power of 18, including the organization’s High School Democracy Project, Latino Empowerment and Advocacy Project (LEAP) and online digital platforms like the Power of 18 website or the Become a Voter tool that are aimed at engaging young voters.

Canvassing efforts will be focused in Central and South Florida, regions with growing eligible Latino voting populations within a key electoral state, including newly relocated Puerto Ricans citizens who have moved to Florida since Hurricane Maria hit the island last September.

Joining Murguía will be Dr. Carlos Lopez, Campus Director of Ana G. Mendez University, State Representatives Amy Mercado (District 48) and Rene Plasencia (District 49), Marucci Guzman, Executive Director of Latino Leadership and representatives from Colonial High School’s Latinos in Action student group. Members of the UnidosUS canvassing team will also be on hand.

Reporters are encouraged to attend. Pre- and post-event interviews may be arranged. The press conference is also a great photo opportunity. Interested media should RSVP to Camila Gallardo at [email protected] or (305) 215-4259.


WHAT:  UnidosUS Power of 18 Canvassing Launch
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018   11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE:  Ana G. Mendez University   5601 S Semoran Blvd   Orlando, FL 32822
WHO:   Janet Murguia, President and CEO, UnidosUS

Rep. Amy Mercado, Florida District 48

Rep. Rene Plasencia, Florida District 49

Dr. Carlos Lopez, Campus Director, Ana G. Mendez University

Marucci Guzman, Executive Director, Latino Leadership

Student Representatives, Latinos in Action, Colonial High School