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Affiliate Digest for June 26, 2019

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Affiliate Digest

June 26, 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


Registration Now Open for the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast

Please join UnidosUS and its Affiliate Council at the 2019 Affiliate Leadership Breakfast (ALB) which will be held in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 as part of the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference. The breakfast is a high-level forum on issues of relevance for Affiliate Executive Directors, and their senior leadership and Board members, and provides a dedicated Affiliate-only space to identify ways to strategize with other UnidosUS Affiliate Network organizations.

This year’s the event will feature two discussions:

First, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía will reveal UnidosUS’s 2020 Empowerment Priorities as we prepare to maximize our impact in a potentially watershed election year. We are excited to share this plan, which was informed by Affiliate input received over the past year through the different sessions on UnidosUS’s 50th Anniversary Campaign for Equal Opportunity and the strategy development process.

Second, the strategy session will be followed by a robust discussion entitled, Next Level of Advocacy: Is a Sister 501 (c)(4) In Your Future?

The UnidosUS Affiliate Network has shown immense interest in establishing a stronger presence in the advocacy and electoral spheres to enhance the voice of the communities they serve. The thought of “speaking politically” as an organization can be intimidating at first, but we have members of the Affiliate Network that prove it is possible and can have outstanding impact.

In this session, learn from Affiliates who have formed 501 (c)(4) agencies that have allowed them to deepen their work in advocacy and voter mobilization. Together, we will discuss why establishing a sister 501 (c)(4) organization is an important next step for Affiliates to take their advocacy footprint to the next level. Affiliate leaders will share their experiences in establishing 501(c)(4) organizations and the opportunities this entity can bring to engage your communities leading up to the 2020 election and beyond. Whether your organization already has a 501(c)(4) or is thinking about forming one in the future, you will walk away with a greater understanding of how a 501(c)(4) can be a powerful tool to strengthen our collective impact and ability to effect change for the Latino community.  


Space is Limited:  Your UnidosUS Conference registration does not confirm your registration to the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast and separate registration is required. Please reserve your spot right away and plan to arrive by 8:30am. Affiliates will need to log-in to the Affiliate portal using the CEO/Executive Director’s e-mail to register.

Stay tuned for more details about the program.

This will be a discussion you will not want to miss—and we thank JPMorgan Chase for their support in making the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast possible

Take action! Join UnidosUS in Submitting a Comment Letter to HUD by July 9

In May, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a change to change Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act. The rule change would do two things:

1)      ban anyone without legal immigration status from residing in federal-funded housing, even with eligible family members; and

2)      require everyone under the age of 62 who receives federal housing assistance to verify their immigration status, including U.S. citizens.

Who It Impacts?

HUD predicts that families in California, Texas, and New York are at the highest risk, 85% of whom are Latino. More specifically, mixed-status families that are currently eligible for public housing and Section 8 programs would be forced to self-evict, be evicted, or break apart. Vulnerable families will lose critical housing assistance. This rule would place 55,000 children at risk of homelessness. We urge you to join UnidosUS in calling on HUD to withdraw this cruel proposal

Your help is needed: Submit a Comment in Your Unique Voice:

This toolkit provides a sample comment letter, talking points, and other info. The sample letter is a suggestion, please feel free to personalize your letter by adding your organization’s mission, the communities you serve, and how this rule will impact them.

Where to Submit:

You can submit your comment to the official Federal Register website (click the blue “Comment Now” button).


Let Us Know!

We want to highlight your work. Once you’ve submitted a comment, please let UnidosUS know so that we can promote your efforts.


If you have questions about the HUD proposed rule or submitting a comment, please email Emily Ruskin


Read Blog: Speaking up for the six million at risk: Comment now against HUD’s proposed rule that would evict immigrant families from their homes


Take Advantage of the Special Future Changemakers Rate from Now Until July 26th 

The Future Changemakers series offers professional development workshops for youth ages 18-23 led by dynamic speakers and experts.

In an encouraging and collaborative setting, this workshop series brings together future leaders and aspiring activists who want to learn about the latest issues affecting Latinos and how to create change. Participating youth will walk away with a stronger sense of how their voices and actions can lead to a great future

More details in the flier below. Share it with the future leaders around you so they can take advantage of the special Future Changemakers rate through July 26. The cost is all inclusive and includes access to the entire Conference experience beyond the tailored track – 5 general sessions and meal events with inspiring speakers, 25+ workshops, social receptions and a lot more!  

Register for Conference here!  If your organization is interested in group rates let us know! Check-out our special dial on hotel savings by visiting the Affiliate Portal.


Opportunities and Resources

Líderes Avanzando Fellowship Application is Open! Apply by June 26th at 6pm PST

UnidosUS is excited to share that the Líderes Avanzando Fellowship application is open for the 2019-2020 academic year. This year-long legislative advocacy program is open to third- and fourth-year college students who are passionate about making meaningful change in their campus community and beyond. Attached is more information about the Líderes Avanzando Fellowship program. College students are encouraged to apply here. Please reach out to Leticia Hart at with any questions. The final deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm PST.

Webinar: Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign - The Invisible Wall!

Thursday June 27 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET (12:00pm – 1:00pm PT) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and please share with your networks!

The “invisible wall” that the Trump Administration seeks to create will fundamentally undercut the economic success and stability of immigrant families and alter the face of our nation. Make no mistake: these policies are an attempt to curtail the direction that our country is already moving in becoming a minority-majority nation. This webinar will 1) educate you about many of the Trump Administration’s policy changes and proposals that make up this “invisible wall;” 2) share how you can take action to oppose them; and 3) provide resources you can use to educate community members and constituents.
RFP: Latinos @ Work is Still Open! Submit a Proposal by July 5th

Does your organization currently implement workforce development projects? The UnidosUS workforce development team is soliciting proposals from community-based organizations interested in implementing our new Latinos @ Work Initiative. This Initiative will help individuals acquire the job readiness and digital literacy skills necessary for upward mobility within the high-wage, high-demand sectors of our evolving economy.

We welcome proposals from organizations that currently implement workforce development training programs and are either 1) interested in implementing a digital literacy program contextualized for job readiness, or 2) interested in integrating digital literacy and job readiness into existing vocational training programs. Six grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded for the grant period of August 2019-March 2021.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 5, 2019 at 5pm EDT. To learn more, please review the RFP here! Please reach out to with any questions related to this grant opportunity

Cities for Citizenship (C4C) “America is Home Initiative” Announces the Year Two Request for Proposals (RFP)

the National Partnership for New Americans & C4C announces the opening of C4C America is Home Request for Proposals (RFP) for Year Two! This grant program will help community partners and municipalities encourage U.S. citizenship among eligible immigrants and increase naturalization application rates.

If your community-based organizations or municipality is interested in applying for the C4C America is Home Initiative, please complete the RFP here by Friday, July 19th

 Scholarship Opportunity: ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship

Sponsored by Exxon Mobil Corporation, The LULAC National Education Service Centers (LNESC) will award one (1) national scholarship of $20,000 (paid over four years), and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships to qualified Latino high schools seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S pose-secondary institutions.

Apply by July 22nd! Learn more about eligibility here:

Raza Development Fund Affiliate 1-1 Sessions at Conference

Do you have a new idea for growth for your organization?  Do you have a real estate development project or need technical assistance or guidance?  Raza Development Fund (RDF) staff are available to meet to discuss your project. 

If your organization is exploring plans for expansion in education/charter school, housing, healthcare/clinic or a community facility, we can help you navigate the process.

Our team will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your ideas, review your plans and offer practical next steps for critical decision making.  RDF can help with the development of sound strategies and offer guidance on financial options.

Saturday, Aug 3                2 PM – 5 PM

Sunday, Aug 4                   9 AM – 5 PM

Monday, Aug 5               9 AM – 5 PM

Sessions will take place at Marriott Marquis – Mission Hills Room, Third Floor, South Tower. To schedule an appointment please contact Francisca Montoya at or text 602-384-3692.  Drop-ins are welcomed.   

Register for the Workforce Development Forum Today!

Register for the UnidosUS’s 2019 Workforce Development Forum: Latinos @ Work: Developing Talent for Today and Tomorrow. This two-day conference will bring together business, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and training providers to network and learn from each other. At the forum you will: get inspired, learn best practices, engage in thoughtful discussions, forge connections, and keep up to date with latest trends.

Where: The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

When: November 19-20, 2019

Register here!


Defend and Advance
NPNA Family Protection Network Field Webinar Recap

Given last weekend’s threats of ICE raids, we want to make sure that you had some of our resources in one place to help families be prepared:

  • UnidosUS’s Know Your Rights Landing Page (link
  • UnidosUS’s New ImmLocal tool with link to legal services providers within our network (link)
  • Some recommended initial talking points
  • Our Partner UWD’s Hotline number report an ICE action  raid: 1-844-363-1423. Texts can also be sent to 877877

We would also like to share a recording from the National Partnership for New Americans Family Protection Network Field Webinar, highlighting strategies, tools, and partnerships to protect & defend immigrant families. 


Congressional and Legislative Weekly Outlook  

You can access this week’s Congressional and Legislative Weekly Outlook for June 24, 2019 

NALEO’s ¡Hágase Contar! Field and Communications Toolkit

While the U.S. Supreme Court is close to reaching a final decision in this case, we continue to share with you NALEO’s ¡Hágase Contar! U.S. Supreme Court Citizenship Question Decision – Field Communications Toolkit. As we await a determination in the case, we encourage you to continue to remind the communities you serve about the importance of a full census count and what is at risk.

Access field and communications toolkit here!

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