by Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, NY
Civil Rights, Human Rights and
Moderator: Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF (NY)
José E. López, Lecturer, Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois
Jimmy Torres Vélez, PResident, Puerto Rican Action Inititaitve (FL)
Yanil Terón, Executive Director, Center for Latino Progress (CT)
Goal: to examine various aspects of stateside Puerto Ricans’ political participation and engagement, especially as they relate to the ongoing presidential season and the role that community organizations and leaders play in swing states with large number of Puerto Rican voters (OH, FL, and PA). Panelists are engaged in political mobilization at the local level and are part of broader coalitions for voter registration and mobilization.