CHLI Announces Red White Y Tu Tour
Monday, August 22, 2016
Posted by: Roberto Cervantes
|For immediate release
August 22, 2016
Contact: Roberto Cervantes
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SERIES OF VOTER FORUMS TO EDUCATE, ENGAGE AND EMPOWER MILLIENNIAL HISPANICS/LATINOS
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will hold forums across the country as part of its Red White Y Tu tour. The Red White Y Tú tour will kick off in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, September 22 at California State University, Los Angeles, followed by San Antonio, Texas on Monday, September 26 at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and wrap up in Miami, Florida on Thursday, September 29 at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus. The CHLI Red White Y Tú forums will bring together congressional speakers, distinguished civic and community leaders, experts in electoral research and student leaders to discuss the importance of being educated about the political process and the importance of Hispanic/Latino voter participation.
The panel will be comprised of non-partisan electoral research experts, millennial leaders and a community leader, followed by a question and answer period. Ultimately, millennials are projected to be nearly half (44%) of the Latinos eligible to vote, many of which are either not registered to vote or do not intend to participate in the 2016 Presidential election. Going where these potential Latino voters are, Red, White Y Tú seeks to reach across the country to educate, engage and empower Hispanic/Latino millennial voters.
“We are excited to kick off the Red White Y Tú tour in Los Angeles this September, and reach out across the country to educate, engage and empower Hispanic/Latino millennials to vote,” said Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI President & CEO. “According to the National Association of Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO), by election date on November 8th, the eligible Latino electorate will reach 28.5 million. Each month, approximately 67,000 Hispanics/Latinos turn 18. We need to educate and empower our youth to vote. We need to empower them to exercise the honor of voting.”
CHLI would like to thank our sponsors, Azteca America, A Grupo Salinas Company and Target as well as NALEO and The Latino Coalition for their support. "Azteca America is committed in this crucial election year to help increase voter awareness and engagement among our viewership, particularly the millennial demographic,” said Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America. “Our partnership and support in CHLI’s Red White Y Tu tour is one key way we are achieving this goal and empowering our audiences to be active participants within our democracy."
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The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and corporate executive leaders to advance the Hispanic community's economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness. Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests, and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.
About Azteca America
Azteca America engages Spanish-language viewers by creating unique, passionate and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of our audience. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. one of the two largest producers of Spanish language content in the world and a company of Grupo Salinas, Azteca America complements its Mexican programs with an innovative lineup of shows from third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience. The company provides tailored, multi-platform advertising solutions for clients seeking to reach the most dynamic consumer group in the country.