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¡Cuéntame! NCLR Advocacy Days in DC

27 Feb

I am SUPER excited to attend the National Council of La Raza’s National Latino Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill! Poised to be a powerful event for both consciousness-raising and legislative action, it is sure to provide a lot of fantastic new experiences.

nclrFrom NCLR:

The 2013 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days will bring together hundreds of leaders from Latino nonprofit and civic organizations throughout the country, offering a unique opportunity to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill on the vital issues impacting Hispanic Americans. During the event, representatives from NCLR Affiliates and partner organizations will receive intensive training on policy and legislative advocacy, learn about federal policy issues affecting the Latino community, and build relationships with their members of Congress through legislative visits on Capitol Hill. 

I hate to say it, but I think the CARE Conference, amazing and profound as it is, has grown to be so unstoppable, I feel like it needs my presence a little less than this event. I want to add my voice to the group of people knocking on legislators’ doors, representing the Latino community and diaspora in America. The CARE conference is absolutely massive – but how many Latinos are in this country who don’t have the opportunity to hop on the metro and be knocking on their Congressional representative’s door in less than a half hour, like I do?

Not to mention, it looks like an awesome place to network with other Latino trailblazers, activists, and advocates for change. The night before the conference, I may have the opportunity to volunteer for the NCLR National Capital Awards, kind of like the ALMA awards but for politicians, ha!

To learn more about the conference, click on the above photo. March 6 – 7 in Washington, DC!