This year’s election is of vital importance to our community. As part of our efforts to inspire and mobilize Hispanics to participate in the political process, the 2016 NCLR Latino Voter Summit brought together nearly 250 youth and community influencers from 25 states; Washington, DC; and Puerto Rico in the nation’s capital.
During the two-day Summit, attendees discussed issues impacting our communities such as administrative relief and payday lending, learned about new tools and strategies to engage local communities in the election, and advocated on Capitol Hill. Youth in attendance also joined a workshop to help them craft and tell compelling stories and personal narratives that can inspire others to vote.
Latino Vote Fellows—a cohort of leaders from the NCLR Affiliate Network—guided their state delegations in nearly 100 meetings with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill. The fellows will continue their efforts to engage Latino voters in their respective communities through nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts up to Election Day.
Also on Capitol Hill, participants joined a press conference where NCLR released the results of a poll conducted at the Summit by Latino Decisions and sponsored by Telemundo. The survey revealed the priorities and sentiments of Latino voters in the current primary season.
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