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Affiliate Digest for November 12, 2019

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Affiliate Digest

November 12, 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
Countdown to 2020: The State of the Latino Vote and UnidosUS Civic Engagement Campaign

On behalf of UnidosUS, we would like to invite you to “Countdown to 2020: The State of the Latino vote and UnidosUS Civic Engagement Campaign” on Thursday, November 14 at 9:30-11:00am EST.

 You can watch the livestream with Twitter via our account @WeAreUnidosUS

During the event, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía will announce our efforts to mobilize Latino voters from now until 2020.  If you are in the DC area and would like to attend in person, please see invite below. To RSVP, please email Gabriela Gomez at

Recap of Los Angeles Fall Affiliate Convening 

On behalf of Janet Murguía and the UnidosUS Affiliate Council we would like to thank the participants of the 2019 Fall Affiliate Convening in Los Angeles, California who joined us October 8-9, 2019.  In total, there were 49 participants from 44 Affiliate organizations join, representing all six UnidosUS regions, and 12 states and the District of Columbia that attended! For those who were unable to attend, we hope this summary is helpful and encourages you to join future Fall Affiliate Convenings.

Stay tuned for a recap of the Fall Affiliate Convening in El Paso from last week. We invite you to check out #AffiliatesConvene for some great pictures of both events!

2020 Changemakers Summit Registration is Open! 

The UnidosUS Changemakers Summit brought together aspiring activists and community leaders who are committed to advocating for Latinos. After two days of learning and practicing advocacy skills in Washington, DC, the Summit ended with a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress.

In an encouraging and collaborative setting, policy experts shared updates on the latest issues affecting Latinos, and attendees left with a better understanding of how to advocate for the things that matter to you most.

UnidosUS Affiliate Leaders (CEO/Executive Directors, Affiliate Board Members, and/or Senior Staff) that register for the All-Inclusive registration and whose organizations are in good standing with membership compliance (dues, recertification, and co-branding) may be eligible for a travel stipend. Additionally, UnidosUS organizations that are in good standing may be able to access up to four stipends to bring participants registered for the Youth Session. Please check out the Affiliate Portal stipend page for instructions on requesting a stipend after completing registration.

Do You Have Partners that May be Interested in the UnidosUS Network? Affiliation Application Accepted Through November 22, 2019 

If you have partner organizations that are interested in being a part of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, and that align with the priorities, we invite you to share the UnidosUS Affiliation application. The Affiliation application cycle is currently open and will close on November 22, 2019. The UnidosUS Affiliate Network is a powerful driving force of the interests of the Latino community.

We invite you to share the  “Affiliation Eligibility Wizard”  with organizations that you believe may be interested in learning more about the UnidosUS Network! The next application deadline is November 22, 2019. The Affiliation Flyer can provide you for more details on the UnidosUS network and you may access and complete the Affiliation application for this cycle here.



Opportunities and Resources


Help UnidosUS and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Celebrate these Communities 

As part of UnidosUS’s partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we invite you to help us celebrate the announcement of the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning communities: Broward County, FL, Gonzales, CA, Greenville County, SC, Lake County, CO, and Sitka, AK.

We invite you to join us in celebrating these communities who are pursuing proven strategies and innovative ideas, leveraging their unique strengths, and bringing partners together to ensure better health flourishes for all.

We have created a communications toolkit with resources to help you share the news throughout your networks. You can access it here. The toolkit has background information on each winner, social graphics, newsletter language, and more—all to help you promote these five new Prize communities. For quick promotion use these social messages:

  • The 2019 @RWJF #CultureofHealthPrize winners are inspiring the entire nation. Learn more
  •  Congratulations to the 2019 @RWJF #CultureofHealthPrize winners! Your work is a beacon of hope for a healthier nation

For seven years, the Culture of Health Prize communities have been helping to shape a new conversation about health. We thank you for your support in lifting up these inspiring communities.

The 2020 ACA Open Enrollment Period is Here!

Here are three things you need to know:

1. This year’s Open Enrollment takes place November 1 to December 15, 2019.

·         It’s important to note that some states’ deadlines may vary, so it’s critical to check the information available for your state.


2. Shop around to find the best option for you and your family.

·         To explore your options and enroll, visit or or call (800) 318-2596.


3. Most people enrolling in coverage during Open Enrollment qualify for financial help.

·         You may qualify for financial support to buy a plan. Click here, or here, to see if you qualify for financial help, or call (800) 318-2596.


Latino Week of Action (November 3-9)

·         UnidosUS will be leading the Latino Week of Action with various digital activities. On November 6, UnidosUS will ask its audiences across all social platforms to submit their questions about the ACA and enrollment. We will answer your questions LIVE on Twitter on November 8 at 1:00PM ET. Join us in asking your audiences to submit their questions to us and tune in live on Friday, November 8 as we answer them!

UnidosUS’s ACA 2020 Open Enrollment Digital Toolkit.

·         UnidosUS’s digital toolkit contains sample social media content in English and Spanish for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  


Since 2013, the ACA has provided 20 million Americans, including four million Latino adults and 600,000 Latino children, with access to health coverage and care. Join us in taking action to make sure our family and friends get covered!

For more information, please visit UnidosUS’s Open Enrollment 2020 Campaign page.


We invite you to share the video above or the Spanish version throughout your social media platforms. 

 Will You Join Us in Los Angeles for the Workforce Development Forum?

We are just weeks away from the 2019 Workforce Development Forum taking place 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

There is still an opportunity to register for the forum today!

RFP Opportunity: Latinos in Finance – Apply by November 20, 2019

UnidosUS Workforce Development team is currently accepting applications for the Latinos in Finance program. Proposals will be considered from community-based organizations and UnidosUS Affiliates who have experience in implementing workforce development trainings and can recruit qualified candidates to train for bilingual bank teller positions and other entry level careers in the financial service sector. You may review the full Latino’s in Finance Request for Proposals here.

Applications for the grant will be accepted only through our online grants management site, Fluxx, by 5:00pm ET on November 20, 2019. To submit your proposal, please create an account on Fluxx at: Please keep in mind that the registration process will take up to two business days. Once registered, the grant proposal online form is located within the “Information Page” tab.

Early Bird Registration for the 2020 UnidosUS Annual Conference is Open Through November 30th

This is the last month to take advantage of early bird registration and join us in Las Vegas for the nation’s largest gathering of its kind in the Latino 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.


Defend and Advance
This Week in Immigration News – October 31, 2019


We invite you to check out the UnidosUS blog for the latest in immigration news.

UnidosUS Policy Outlook: November 5, 2019


ACA is Still The Law of the Land

A court decision could be dangerous for the future of the Affordable Car Act (ACA). Soon the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas is expected to rule in the lawsuit Texas v. United States, which is challenging the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act. The court held oral arguments for the case last July and has been discussing it since.

The individual mandate, the requirement that all taxpayers either have health coverage or pay a tax, was reduced to zero in 2017 under the GOP tax bill. Still, the Texas v. United States case argues whether having the mandate at all is unconstitutional. If it’s ruled to be unconstitutional, the case could be used as a precedent to further dismantle the ACA. Read full blog here!


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