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Affiliate Digest for October 16, 2019

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Affiliate Digest

October 16, 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
Thank You for Joining Us in Los Angeles for the First Fall Affiliate Convening!

On behalf of Janet Murguía and the Affiliate Engagement team we would like to thank the participants of the 2019 Fall Affiliate Convening in Los Angeles, California. There were 50+ representatives from 44 Affiliate organizations, representing all 6 UnidosUS regions, 12 different states and the District of Columbia. Participants had an opportunity to hear from one another, learn best practices, connect and network, and engage in conversations that about the great work they are doing in their communities. 

 Affiliates breakout into groups during sessions Drew Furedi, President& CEO of Affiliate Para Los Niños providing welcome remarks to participants
There is Still Time to Join Us at the Fall Affiliate Convening in El Paso Nov. 7th – 8th 

Have you had an opportunity to register to join us at theUnidosUS Fall Affiliate Convening in El Paso, Texas in November? The El Paso Convening will be a compelling gathering of Affiliates from across the country coming together as a unified network to discuss crucial matters that call on us as leaders of the Latino community, and to solidify our efforts to build Latino political power in Texas. The El Paso Convening will feature our Affiliate expertise on Building a Movement for Social Change; Sustainable Strategic Partnerships with Corporate Partners; Welcoming LGBTQ Community: Creating an Inclusive Environment Within your Organization; Leveraging the UnidosUS Partnership; Building Latino Political Empowerment and much more.

You will also get the chance to hear from UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía about our efforts to shape the public discourse around the 2020 election, grow the size, strength, and knowledge of the Latino electorate, and lift the Latino voice. We are hoping to have a large contingency of UnidosUS Affiliates that will unite with us in solidarity with the community in El Paso that has been faced with numerous challenges in the last couple of years. We encourage you to join us at El Paso Fall Affiliate Convening to stand in solidarity with the El Paso community.



When: November 7 & 8, 2019

Where: UnidosUS Affiliate sites, Downtown El Paso, TX

Stay: Aloft El Paso Downtown (Click here to book our discounted rate)

* Travel stipends are available to Affiliates compliant with membership terms, including co-branding.

Registration is Open for the 2020 UnidosUS Annual Conference  

We invite you to take advantage of early bird registration for the 2020 Annual Conference! Join us in Las Vegas next year for the nation’s largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community.  and the meeting ground for thousands of community leaders and activists; elected and appointed officials; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; college students; and youth.

Register today to take advantage of the best registration deal available! From now until Saturday, November 30th, you can register for the 2020 UnidosUS Annual Conference at the lowest discounted rate ($250 for Affiliates)! Learn more about how to plan your trip and book your hotel here.

Opportunities and Resources


Will You Be Joining Us in Los Angeles this November for the Workforce Development Forum?

You won’t want to miss our Workforce Development Forum happening this November 19 – 20 in Los Angeles, California. The UnidosUS Workforce Development Forum is a platform for stakeholders from across the country to brainstorm and identify solutions to the challenges faced by the Latino and immigrant workforce. This year’s Forum, Latinos @ Work: Developing Talent for Today and Tomorrow, will be a unique opportunity to discuss how we can prepare our community to access the jobs of today and thrive in the jobs of tomorrow. Learn more and check out this year’s agenda here!

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

When: November 19-20, 2019

Register here for the forum today!

Cobrand With UnidosUS: Amplify the UnidosUS Affiliate Network and Highlight the Partnership

This week, we highlight Affiliate Canal Alliance for cobranding on their website and elevating the UnidosUS – Affiliate partnership on Facebook. Everything you need to join fellow Affiliates in cobranding can be found here. Questions? Email Julia at

Stay up-to-date on our latest work, by following us on Facebook (instructions), Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

UnidosUS Affiliation Application is Currently Open!

We would like to remind you that the Affiliation application cycle is currently open! If you partner with organizations that may be interested in being a part of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, we invite you to share the UnidosUS Affiliation application. You may share the  “Affiliation Eligibility Wizard”with organizations to determine if they are eligible for Affiliation with UnidosUS. The next application deadline is November 22, 2019.

Read our Affiliation Flyerfor more details on the UnidosUS network, to access and complete the Affiliation application for this cycle please click here.


Defend and Advance
Weekly Congressional Outlook

Check out this week’s Congressional and Legislative Outlook for October 15, 2019

New Public Charge Risk Estimator from Boundless Immigration and UnidosUS

On Friday, October 11th, federal judges prevented the Trump administration’s public charge rule from going into effect while the legal challenges continue. While the vast majority of visa applicants are likely not affected by the rule, there has been understandable confusion about how the rule will impact families. UnidosUS partnered with Boundless Immigration to help green card applicants estimate their potential risk of denial under the new public charge rule using a simple online questionnaire.

UnidosUS Affiliates and partners can use the tool to help immigrants answer a few basic questions and the estimator will gauge the potential risk of being approved or denied a green card based on the responses. Questions cover such factors as age, education level, employment history, and income. After completing the questionnaire, the estimator explains if there’s a low or moderate to high risk of being impacted by the rule, then highlights any vulnerable areas in the results. The tool describes what is and isn’t working in an applicant’s favor, as well as options for improving odds of approval. You can learn more about the Public Charge Risk Estimator here:

News Release: Data Shows that Hispanic Population Growth in Colorado Contributed to the State’s Resurgence after Great Recession

Earlier this month UnidosUS released new data released today by UnidosUS on how Latinos have seen gains across several economic and health indicators since the Great Recession, but because of ongoing inequities and administrative threats, they still lag behind other Colorado residents in terms of median household income, homeownership, and health care access. You may access full press release here.

Affiliates in the News

Affiliate The Wall Las Memorias Project: The First Funded AIDS Monument in the U.S

To celebrate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and to close out Hispanic Heritage month, this week we focus on the great work Affiliate The Wall Las Memorias Project has been able to lead these last 25 years. The Wall Las Memorias Project is a community health and wellness organization dedicated to serving Latino, LGBTQ, and other underserved populations through advocacy, education, and building the next generation of leadership in Los Angeles, California. The Wall-Las Memorias Project has grown to offer a full array of services and support to a community often forgotten. You can learn more about this organization on their website and read full blog post here.


The Wall Las Memorias monument in the shape of Quetzalcoatl. The memorial is set to began a renovation this year, Read more about the 2019 La Memorias AIDS Monument renovation project here.
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