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Affiliate Digest for August 20, 2019

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Affiliate Digest

August 20, 2019


Dear UnidosUS Affiliates,

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
Webinar for UnidosUS Affiliates: Latest Developments on Public Charge

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT                                  

Register Here

On August 14, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published its long-awaited public charge rule. This webinar is for UnidosUS Affiliates and is intended to provide an overview of the substance of what is contained in the 830+ page rule. We will also provide an update on the state of play going forward as our fight against this rule moves into the next phase. Please join us! Additional Public Charge resources below.

Registration for Fall Affiliate Convenings is Now Open (Open to All Affiliates) 

The UnidosUS Fall Convenings provide Affiliates the opportunity to connect with peers from across the country, discuss important priorities impacting the Latino community, and exchange best practices. This year, UnidosUS will host two Fall Regional Convenings open to all Affiliates providing two options for Affiliates to participate. Join UnidosUS Affiliate Council Representatives and UnidosUS staff for a convening of UnidosUS Affiliates happening in California and Texas. Affiliates across regions are open to attend one or both of the convenings.

At each Convening, Affiliates meet for two-days and participate in workshops, networking, and leadership development.  UnidosUS hosts a community reception at the close of the first day of the convenings. The agendas are developed based on Affiliate input and planning with the UnidosUS Affiliate Council. Sessions will feature the expertise, experience and excellence of  UnidosUS Affiliate leaders. A limited amount on travel stipends will be available to Affiliates that are current with membership including co-branding.  (Detailed agendas forthcoming)


Register For Los Angeles, CA

Register For El Paso, TX

October 8-9, 2019

November 7-8, 2019



Opportunities and Resources


Take the 2019 Race to Lead Survey – Deadline is August 28, 2019

Building Movement is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Race to Lead Survey. This short, confidential survey is open to anyone working for pay in the U.S. nonprofit sector. It focuses on experiences at work, views of leadership, and perspectives on nonprofits and race. By participating, you will contribute to one of the largest existing data sets on race and leadership in the nonprofit sector, and will help inform the next round of Race to Lead reportsThe survey should take about 25 minutes to complete. Just go to

Join Us at The Workforce Development Forum in Los Angeles

There is still time to register for this year’s  UnidosUS’s 2019 Workforce Development Forum: Latinos @ Work: Developing Talent for Today and Tomorrow. Join us at this two-day conference that 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
Center for American Progress Survey: Do You Work With Dreamers or Know Someone Who Has DACA?

Along with and Professor Tom Wong of the University of California, San Diego, United We Dream, and the National Immigration Law Center, the Center for American Progress has launched the fifth annual DACA survey to learn more about the impacts of the DACA program on beneficiaries and communities. This survey is for anyone who currently has DACA, anyone who has ever held DACA, or a DACA-eligible individual who has been unable to apply due to the program’s rescission. Please share this survey or  TAKE THE 2019 DACA SURVEY HERE

Please note that any information submitted through the survey will be entirely confidential. This means that published findings will not contain any personal identifiable information. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at

UnidosUS 2020 Issues Platform: A Roadmap for Stronger Communities and  Stronger America 

Last month UnidosUS released the Latino policy priorities. This 2020 Issues Platform is an issues agenda that reflects the Latino community’s vision for the nation, including detailed policy recommendations aimed at tackling key issues for Latinos—among them health care, education and jobs. You can read the press release here.

Resources: Public Charge Ruling

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on August 12th that it is moving forward with its so-called “public charge” rule. In short, this rule is about making it harder for low-income people to complete the green card application process, thereby restricting access to the nation’s LEGAL immigration system.  We shared resources in the last issue of the digest and we are sharing a few more with you here:

  • PIF Getting the Help You Need - This resource is designed for people that work directly with immigrant families to help them understand whether they are subject to public charge. 
  • PIF You Have Rights: Protect Your Health (NEW LANGUAGES) - translated copies of this resource are available in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic and more languages coming soon. This resource is designed to help mixed-status families know more about their rights when it comes to going to


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