New Statewide Survey Identifies Priority Issues for Colorado Latinos
Press conference and community forum to be held Monday, October 1, at Mi Casa Resource Center
DENVER (September 27, 2012) – Colorado’s Latino community will have a major voice in the outcome of this year’s Presidential election and a new statewide survey to be released on Monday will identify Latino voters’ perspectives on the critical issues affecting their choices for president. The survey was conducted by Mi Casa Resource Center and the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO), two of Colorado’s legacy Latino-serving nonprofit organizations.
A press conference will be held to unveil and discuss the results of the statewide survey, on Monday, October 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Mi Casa Resource Center, 360 Acoma St. in Denver. Copies of the survey and key findings analysis will be available at the press conference.
That same evening, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., a community forum will feature a panel of experts to discuss the outcomes of the research. The forum will also be held at Mi Casa.
Media and members of the community are welcome to attend both events.
“We know that the Latino vote in Colorado is critical to both political parties this year, and we want the candidates to know exactly where Colorado’s Latino voters stand on major issues,” said Christine Marquez-Hudson, CEO/Executive Director of Mi Casa Resource Center. Marquez-Hudson will moderate the event that will also feature a panel of experts on issues such as jobs and the economy, health, and education.
Olivia Mendoza, CLLARO’s Executive Director, will be one of the event presenters. “Latinos in Colorado share many similarities, but also have diverse backgrounds and experiences that shape their viewpoints,” said Mendoza. “It’s important for the candidates and elected officials to understand those similarities and differences.”
Links to the report will be available on the Mi Casa Resource Website at www.MiCasaResourceCenter.org and on CLLARO’s website at www.cllaro.org . The media is invited to link audiences to these sites via their websites.