Thursday, September 17, 2015

Everyday Masters: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar On The Power Of Latino Youth

Latinos are one of the youngest, fastest growing segments in America — yet they remain on the fringes of our politics.

Maria Teresa Kumar has made it her mission to change that. For eleven years, Kumar has been at the helm of Voto Latino, a nonpartisan organization that empowers Latino millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. What started as a self-funded labor of love has transformed into a huge force of political change for young Latinos. Not only do Kumar and VL work to register new voters and encourage Latino political candidates, they also train young Hispanics with the leadership skills they need to run for office and become agents of change.

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