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Affiliate Digest for April 10, 2019

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Affiliate Digest

April 10, 2019



Below you will find the UnidosUS Affiliate Digest, a weekly newsletter that highlights events,updates, and resources. 

We encourage you to share information on upcoming 

activities or successes at your organization to include in the Digest.

This issue includes:

UnidosUS Updates and Events


Deadline Extended: Share Your Thoughts on UnidosUS’s Strategy Development by April 15th  

We still want to hear from you! We have extended the deadline to submit the Strategy development questionnaire. Please take 45-60 minutes to take the Strategy Questionnaire so that we can effectively shape our work in a way that leverages the UnidosUS-Affiliate Partnership. You may start the survey and return to it later if you get pulled away, but we appreciate your thoughtful feedback by April 15, 2019.

All affiliates who complete the questionnaire will be eligible to receive one of three UnidosUS 2019 Annual Conference Registrations (randomly chosen from those who respond).

To help you prepare answer in advance, you can access a PDF version of the questionnaire here. Please send any questions to Andrea Sabillon at   

Stipends Available to Attend the  Affiliate of the Year Peer Exchange hosted by PODER! 

Join us for a showcase of PODER’s exemplary model at the UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year Peer Exchange in Chicago happening Tuesday April 30 – Wednesday May 1, 2019. With a focus on immigrant integration best practices, this year’s Peer Exchange will feature sessions on leadership development, collaborative partnerships, marketing and communication, and technology innovation.  

For your travel planning, please arrive Monday evening and we will wrap-up by 2:00pm at the latest on Wednesday.  A detailed agenda is coming soon, but we anticipate 8:30am start time both days.

A limited amount of travel stipends of up to $500 are available to Affiliates traveling outside Chicago.  Reserve Your Spot Today!

Join Us at This Year’s Annual Conference in San Diego, California!  

Our Conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from August 3-6, 2019. This convening will be the site of innovative workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, and give attendees the chance to hear from leaders across industries. The 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference in San Diego is fast approaching! We are looking forward to being at the San Diego Convention Center on August 3-6, 2019. You can visit the Conference website today for more information!

Affiliate Registration rate right now is $375 now until May 31, 2019!

Read more registration information via this link. You will need your Affiliate ID number; each Executive Director and CEO can log into the UnidosUS Affiliate Portal to access their Affiliate ID. If you buy 10 registrations, your 11th is free.


Opportunities and Resources

Reminder: Receipts for Stipend Reimbursements are Due April 26

If you are an Affiliate Leader that was able to join us at the Changemakers Summit and received a stipend award, please remember to send your receipts to

For Future Changemakers awards, please send your receipts to

WEBINAR on Census Operations Part 2, Census Hiring – TODAY at 1pm EST

The Census Counts Campaign & the Funders Census Initiative present a special series of webinars on Census Operations. This Series is a deep dive on how the census works and how stakeholders can help ensure it is fair and accurate. The second installment in the series will take place on April 10th ad will focus on census hiring!

Join webinar on Wednesday, April 10:  1 – 2 PM ET | 12 – 1 PM CT | 10 – 11 AM PT

This webinar is Part 2 of the Census Operations series. It will include an overview of the U.S. Census Bureau recruitment and hiring strategies. This webinar will discuss challenges to these hiring strategies and the impact of the low unemployment rate, online applications, and the waiver process for retired federal workers, work-eligible non-citizens, and the formerly incarcerated. The webinar will also discuss how community-based organizations can plan hiring outreach efforts.

Speakers include:

•             Jeri Green, National Urban League

•             Stephanie B. Kim, Community Connect Labs 

•             Gavin Baker, American Library Association 

•             Dariely Rodriguez, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

•             Moderated by: Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant

Register now!

Upcoming webinars in the series:

-          Wednesday, May 8 at 1pm Eastern: Part 3 - Enumeration of Group Quarters & Transitory Locations

-          Wednesday, June 12 at 1pm Eastern: Part 4 - Nonresponse Follow Up

-          Wednesday, August 14 at 1pm Eastern:  Part 5 - Tips for Organizers Engaging in GOTC

-          Wednesday, September 11 at 1pm Eastern: Part 6 - How to Monitor the Count in Real Time

Past webinars in the series:

-          Census Operations Series Part 1 - Self-Response (March 13, 2019)

Calling All Workforce Development Professionals and Supporters!

Join us in Los Angeles this November 19th and 20th for UnidosUS’s 2019 Workforce Development Forum: Latinos @ Work: Developing Talent for Today and Tomorrow.

Early Bird Registration is now open. Register by June 15th to take advantage of this great deal!

RFP Opportunity: Protect Immigrant Families Campaign - Deadline April 15th

Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing our Future (PIF) Campaign has a funding opportunity and is currently receiving proposals. You may find a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) here!

This is a collaborative project between the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) – the invitation is for proposals from community-based non-profit organizations for a grant application to enhance capacity of partners to provide community education regarding “public charge.” Funding will support organizations in engaging with their networks and disseminating accurate and understandable information through trusted sources about the conditions under which public charge factors can be taken into account for immigration purposes -- and when they cannot -- both abroad and in the U.S.

Additional, detailed information on funding criteria is available in the RFP.

Informational Webinar:  CASA Code RFP April 17

UnidosUS announced last month that it would be receiving a $2 million-dollar grant award from The grant will help officially launch the organization’s CASA Code program, a program designed to introduce Latino middle school children to computer science and coding. CASA Code will help bridge the diversity gap that exists in the tech sector.

An informational webinar to overview the CASA Code RFP that will be opening soon will be held on April 17th in preparation for the official launch of RFP to the UnidosUS Affiliate network. 

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST 

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 890-687-037 

Upcoming Free Webinar – An Initiative of Building Movement Project

Defend and Advance
Access the UnidosUS Latino Policy Agenda for the 116th Congress 

This publication serves as a resource for leaders seeking ways to champion the interests of the Latino community. 

It provides an overview of UnidosUS’s policy priorities and covers  major topics that are relevant to Latinos, including specific concerns and examples of proposed legislation that embody the progress that we support. Download a Copy Today!

 Weekly Congressional and Legislative Outlook

You can find the last two legislative outlooks below. Here is what you can look out for this week!

Congressional and Legislative Weekly Outlook for April 1, 2019

Congressional and Legislative Weekly Outlook for April 8, 2019

Guide for Temporary Status Holders (TPS) from Informed Immigrant

We encourage you to learn more about the announcement of Department of Homeland Security’s announcement of an extension of TPS until January 2, 2020 for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. However, TPS recipients from these and other countries not included in the lawsuit still face great uncertainty. Protect yourself and your community. Informed Immigrant, Undocublack, Working Families United and other contributors have the latest guidance for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. Stay informed.

Resources include a guide with Frequently Asked Questions in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Arabic, as well as a TPS Resource Library with fact sheets and information from more than ten organizations, including UNIDOSUS.

The resources can be accessed at and

CLICK HERE FOR OUR SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT You can also share Informed Immigrant’s Facebook post.

Progress Report: How Can Young Activist Help the Broken Immigration System?

This week’s Progress Report brings a piece written by Carla Mendoza, UnidosUS Lideres Avanzando Fellow, Columbia University. She explores the different actions that can be taken by young activist to protect immigrants. She suggests:

o   Write letter to immigrant asylum seekers in detention

o   Host a panel

o   Defend Due Process

o   Become a volunteer interpreter or translator

Read full post here: How can young student activists help repair a part of the broken immigration system
 Affiliates in the News
 Medical Needs Increase in Border Towns, How Are Volunteer Clinics Dealing?

Earlier this month NPR wrote a piece on the struggle that makeshift volunteer clinics are facing at the border due to the increase in asylum seekers and the effect that this administration’s policies are having on the influx of people coming through the border. Many of our UnidosUS Affiliates at the border have felt the effects of policies such as that of “zero tolerance”. In this piece Affiliate San Ysidro speaks to the emotional and financial toll that many organizations are facing and how they are dealing.

You can read full NPR article: Makeshift volunteer clinics struggle to meet medical needs at the border here!
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