UnidosUS Roundtable to Preview How Latino Virginians, State Economy Will Fare Under Federal Budget and Tax Reform

ARLINGTON—As congressional leaders prepare to vote on the federal budget this week and continue talks about tax reform, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) policy experts will come together with community leaders for a roundtable on Wednesday, October 4, to discuss the impact these proposals will have on Latino families and Virginia’s economy. Experts from UnidosUS will also unveil a new fact sheet titled, “Latinos in Virginia: Protecting and Defending Progress in the Old Dominion.”

Participants will discuss the implications that deep cuts to critical anti-poverty programs and changes to eligibility for refundable tax credits would have on Virginia’s working families, including many Latinos who rely on these programs to make ends meet. The roundtable will also focus on the debate over tax reform and how the current proposal calls for across-the-board cuts for wealthy individuals while ignoring the majority of hardworking Americans.

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


WHAT:   Virginia Federal Budget and Tax Reform Roundtable
WHEN:  Wednesday, October 4, 2017    12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
WHERE:   Café Sazon

                    4704 Columbia Pike

                    Arlington, VA 22204

WHO:  Welcome: Walter Tejada, Former Member of Arlington County Board

Panel:  Samantha Vargas-Poppe, Associate Director, Policy Analysis Center, UnidosUS

Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS