Roots & Raíces and Nuestras Raíces Inc. Present:
Why Representation Matters: Tu Voto Cuenta – Virtual Panel with Maryland Latinx Leaders
September 26, 2020
Odette Ramos; Candidate for Baltimore City Council District 14
Franca Muller Paz; Candidate for Baltimore City Council District 12
Zeke Cohen; Baltimore City Council District 1
Joceline Peña-Melnyk; Maryland State Delegate
With a growing Latinx population across the United States, we should push for more Latinx representation across the board in local, state, and federal government positions. In
In addition, the Latinx vote alongside the nation’s growing immigrant population can make a huge impact in the 2020 elections- with over 23 million immigrants eligible to vote we can move a mountain!
The Hispanic population in Maryland is the 17th largest in the nation. About 556,000 Hispanics reside in Maryland, 1% of all Hispanics in the United States. There are 199,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Maryland—the 20th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally. California ranks first with 6.9 million.
Our panelists will get a chance to share their thoughts on why representation matters and how we help elevate the Latino voice across the United States.
*All Latinx political leaders were invited to participate. We are not endorsing any political candidate. Our focus with this virtual event is to provide a platform for Latinx political leaders to discuss the importance of Latinos in the elections and civic action.