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Affiliate Digest – September 22, 2020

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Affiliate Digest – September 22, 2020


Dear UnidosUS Affiliates,


The Affiliate Digest is here with the latest webinars, resources, and publications from UnidosUS to support Affiliate organizations. 




Affiliate Engagement Team

In this week’s issue


·         ICYMI: watch the complete 2020 UnidosUS Capital Awards!

·         UnidosUS Webinars This Week:

·         Must Watch: UnidosUS’s Janet Murguia Joined Thousands in March on Washington

·         Voting Resources: UnidosUS ¡Adelante! 2020 Digital Tool Kit

·         Citizenship Resources: UnidosUS Naturalization Digital Tool Kit

·         UnidosUS Affiliate Esperanza Health Centers: Virtual Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Development

·         Help Spread the Word in your Community: CDC’s Moratorium on Evictions

·         Check out our Affiliate Spotlights!

UnidosUS Events & Opportunities


ICYMI: You Can Still Watch the UnidosUS 2020 Capital Awards!


If you missed it, don't worry! You can watch the complete event at

Last week we hosted our annual Capital Awards ceremony to recognize Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra; Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and Former Chair of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele; and eight organizations in El Paso for their role in the aftermath of the August 3, 2019 mass shooting. Comedian Al Madrigal opened the event and heard the world debut of "My People Are a Sound," by Noel Quiñones, as well an exclusive performance from Grammy Award-winning band Ozomatli. 


UnidosUS Affiliate Webinar: Accessing Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)- How to Support Clients in Claiming their "Stimulus Checks"


You’re invited to join UnidosUS and representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a webinar this Friday on how to help your clients claim and receive their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) during this challenging economic time. An estimated 12 million people who have not claimed their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) may need to use the IRS non-filer tool before it closes on October 15, 2020. Most adults over 18 are eligible for $1,200 or more.

Download a guide and customizable flyer here.

Friday, September 25 at 2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12pm MT |11am PT



Education Webinar: Latino Students Speak About Their Higher Education Experience


Tune in this Thursday, to hear how Latino college students and their parents navigate the postsecondary education system. UnidosUS’ Affiliate experts will analyze our latest reportspotlighting these stories and calling out the systemic and institutional barriers that tend to affect negatively Latinos’ college success and economic mobility. We will also offer policy prescriptions to strengthen the higher education system for underserved students. Join us this Thursday and hear from Representative Donna Shalala (FL-27).


Thursday, September 24, at 3 pm ET | 2pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT



UnidosUS Webinar: Solutions to Escalating Housing Challenges during COVID-19


We invite you to join the Solutions to Escalating Housing Challenges during COVID-19: Local responses to a National Crisis, a virtual discussion of growing housing affordability challenges facing the nation as a result of the economic and community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year Centro Campesino will present findings from a planning study on affordable housing needs in South Florida, in collaboration with the Florida International University Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center. Participants will learn about what local strategies to tackle ongoing housing challenges, and the implications of these responses for the nation’s own housing crisis.  

Thursday, October 8, at 12pm ET | 11am CT | 10am MT | 9am PT


ICYMI: Cultivating a Workforce that THRIVES in a New Normal


Last month UnidosUS brought together representatives from Affiliates Para Los NiñosCarlos Rosario International Public Charter School and a long-time corporate partner, Sodexo, to explore how this pandemic has affected their organizations and how they are preparing the new workforce in this ever-changing landscape. If you missed it, you can watch a full recording here! Use passcode: &@2c^=c5

A little more about Sodexo’s Workforce Initiative: Sodexo continues to work with national organizations like UnidosUS, who have a local reach into the communities through Affiliates – YOU!  If you offer job readiness or workforce development programs for your community, Sodexo would like to connect with you about the many job opportunities in your area. 

Sodexo welcomes the opportunity to be guest speakers to your program participants, sharing their story of working at Sodexo. Please contact Ana Salazar at to get connected.




Must Watch: UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguia Joined Thousands in March on Washington


UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía joined tens of thousands of advocates at the National Mall on Friday, August 28 to celebrate the 1963 civil rights March on Washington, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Click here to watch Janet’s full speech.


Voting Resources: UnidosUS ¡Adelante! 2020 Digital Tool Kit


Wanting to ensure that our community is integral to the success of the electoral process, we are happy to share with you the UnidosUS ¡Adelante! 2020 digital tool kit that includes videos, sample posts, and graphics you can use to invite your friends and family to participate and make our voices heard.


Help us spread the word! Share the digital tool kit with partners and other stakeholders so they can join us in creating urgency and awareness about civic participation! Download here.


Additionally, be sure to check our Affiliate-only resource page, that supports your organization in registering your community to vote


Register to Vote Today. Share this video  and other resources, encourage your community to register to vote.


Citizenship Resources:  UnidosUS Naturalization Digital Tool Kit


The Trump administration will raise the cost of citizenship to $1,170 in October, it is important that all eligible permanent residents apply immediately for naturalization. To make sure members of our community are not priced out of citizenship, we are happy to share with you theUnidosUS Naturalization Digital Tool Kit that includes an explainer video, sample social media posts, and graphics you can use to raise awareness of the drastic price increase and get people to begin their applications now. 

Help us spread the word! Feel free to share the digital tool kit with our partners and other stakeholders so they can join us in creating urgency and awareness about civic participation!Download here.




This Week’s Congressional & Legislative Outlook: September 21, 2020


Read the Congressional and Legislative Outlook put together by the UnidosUS Policy Team with all you need to know and watch for this week.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)


UnidosUS Affiliate Esperanza Health Centers & Rush University Medical Center: Virtual Forum On COVID-19 Vaccine Development


With multiple COVID-19 vaccine trials currently underway in the United States and around the world, UnidosUS Affiliate Esperanza Health Centers and Rush University Medical Center delivered this  virtual forum in Spanish, for those interested in learning more about the trials and how they can participate. Successful vaccine trials will need to recruit study participants from all backgrounds and ethnicities to ensure that a safe and effective vaccine can be found for widespread use among the entire population. Low enrollment among people of color could delay development or lead to incomplete data. This virtual forum engaged the Spanish-speaking community in a discussion on vaccine development and how they can participate in this critical work.

Click here to watch the Facebook Live and share!



Help Spread the Word in your Community: CDC’s Moratorium on Evictions


On September 4, a nationwide halt on evictions (a.k.a. moratorium on evictions) was put in place by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to address the current public health and eviction crises.

Please help spread the word. The evictions moratorium covers nearly all rental properties, including single-family homes, mobile homes and apartments. Tenants can receive protection against eviction because of difficulty paying rent, by signing this declaration form and send it to their landlord. Tenant declaration forms are also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.

Who is protected and what tenants need to know: Please check out helpful resources from our friends at the National Housing Law Project and the National Low Income Housing Coalition in this FAQ and this fact sheet for renters.

Attention: In order to receive protection, tenants must take these two steps: 1) sign this declaration form, and 2) send it to their landlord.


UnidosUS Blog: Combating COVID-19- Our Affiliates spread the word. Wear a mask!


The use of masks has become part of our daily lives. It is now mandatory to wear them when shopping for groceries, entering a restaurant, or visiting a store. It is part of our new normal as emerging evidencefrom clinical and laboratory studies show their effectiveness. Today, we want to commend our Affiliates who are spreading the word about the importance of wearing masks, as well as educating their communities on how to properly use them.

Check out other Affiliates campaign and content to promote the use of a mask!


Protect America with your UnidosUS Face Mask!


With your urgent gift to UnidosUS, we will continue to support our Affiliates through these incredibly tough times and every moment leading up to November 3, we will work hard to register thousands of voters and reach thousands more with get-out-the-vote and know-your-rights campaigns.

And to ensure you are safe while you exercise your right to vote, in appreciation of your gift of $30 or more by September 30we will send you your very own UnidosUS face mask!

Show everyone you are Unidos in the fight for opportunity, progress, and the American Dream!



Affiliate Spotlight


UnidosUS Affiliate Centro Campesino: Affiliate of the Year in UnidosUS 2020 Capital Awards


For 38 years, UnidosUS presented one Affiliate from our network with the Affiliate of the Year Award, and five more organizations are recognized as the Regional awardees. This recognition, usually given at our Annual Conference, honors Affiliates whose partnership with UnidosUS has helped empower Latinos in their community. The 2020 Affiliate of the Year honoree was Centro Campesino.

Watch John Martínez, the Centro Campesino Executive Director, acceptance speech during UnidosUS 2020 Capital Awards ceremony.


UnidosUS's Affiliate The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM): Join Fall Community Events! 


TWLM exciting community events starting next week!


Back to School Night: Vaping & Youth 101 – September 23 at (9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PST): A discussion on the risks and harms posed to youth by vaping products, participants will learn vital information that can help keep youth away from vaping products and other drugs. Spanish translation services will be available.

Rise Up & Act: Youth for Change Kick Off 9/29 at 8:30pm ET, 7:30pm CT, 6:30pm MT, 5:30pm PST): A virtual kick-off is dedicated to teaching advocacy in community and leadership skills to transitional aged youth (12-26) are invited to participate and help advocate for health justice through public policies. (Learn more)


The Story Collective Virtual Art Exhibit (Open to all) 10/6 at 5PM (PST): showcasing pieces created by members of the LGBTQIA2-S community, as they learned about mental health stigma reduction & expressed their mental health journeys through artistic expression.


UnidosUS Affiliate Dominico-American Society of Queens: Featured in CBS New York


UnidosUS Affiliate Dominico-American Society of Queens (DASQ), was featured on local CBS New York channel, Hispanic Heritage Month Gets Underway with Special Focus on Representation” focused on the importance of Census Representation in Lieu of large-scale events canceled due to COVID-19. Jose Tejada, Executive Director of DASQ who organizes the Annual Carnaval de la Cultura Latina has found another way to showcase Hispanic pride during Hispanic Heritage month by filling out the 2020 Census.


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