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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Latinos Call on Presidential Candidates to Tackle Family Economic Security Issues
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Latinos Call on Presidential Candidates to Tackle Family Economic Security Issues

Washington, D.C. — Latino voters’ impact on the political landscape will continue to have significance. Today, twenty-eight percent of the 27 million voting-eligible Latinos live in California, where—regardless of their political impact—many face hardships when it comes to economic security and the policies that help to ensure it. Ahead of the California presidential primary, join California State Senate Leader Kevin de León (D), Executive Director of the Center for American Progress Fund Angela Maria Kelley, Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota Ben Monterroso, and a California mother as they call on presidential candidates to prioritize policies that would ensure economic security for all working families.

As the Latino vote continues to grow in size and strength, different candidates have claimed that they will perform best among Latino voters. Yet beyond immigration reform, it’s rare to hear candidates speak about policies that will help Latino families make ends meet, including access to affordable high-quality child care and pre-K, paid family leave, equal pay, and more.

WHO:

State Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-CA)

Angela Maria Kelley, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Ben Monterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota

Yesenia, a local California mother associated with MamásConPoder

WHEN:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m. PST

WHERE:

For dial in information please RSVP to Jennifer Molina at 202.796.9706 or jmolina@americanprogressaction.org.