State of Latino  

Vote 2020 

STATE OF LATINO VOTE 2020: THE GIANT AWAKENS 

Latinos are on track be the largest non-white group eligible to vote in a presidential election, although research shows that Latinos tend to have lower turnout rates than white and african american voters.​

Tech Latino believes Latinos will be the X factor in 2020, and on this non partisan panel, we will have a full discussion on voter participation within the Latino community, and what increased participation could mean for the 2020 election. Hear from Legislators, Non Profits and tech professionals about the research, methods, and strategies around the Latino 2020 vote. 

@techlatino holds The Emerging Tech Leaders Summit series through for different regions to discuss the state of Latinos, broadband, digital divide, diversity and inclusion, privacy, telehealth, media ownership, spectrum, infrastructure (5G, 10G, small cells deployment,.and more.

Fernando Espuelas, CEO American Latinos United

Fernando Espuelas is an entrepreneur, CEO, and political strategist. He's Co-Chairman at Mercury Public Affairs advising global companies, governments, political candidates, and NGOs.

Espuelas is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. One of the Internet's pioneers, he's been at the forefront of social networks and their political impact since 1995. Espuelas led companies in several sectors including marketing communications, public affairs, film production and distribution, Internet media and technology.

Espuelas hosted national TV and radio programs, and contributed to CBS News, CNN.com, C-SPAN, FoxNews Latino, France 24, Hearst Television & Radio, The Hill, The Huffington Post, iHeart, NPR News, La Opinión, Sky News, Spotify, Univision TV & Radio, and other platforms.

Espuelas co-founded StarMedia Network, Inc. StarMedia led the way in the development of the Latin American Internet industry, including raising the first dollar of venture funding and first IPO for a Latin Internet company. 

CNN and Time magazine named Espuelas one of the “Leaders of the Millennium,” and he was designated an “All-Star” leader by Crain’s New York Business magazine. The World Economic Forum includes him among its "Global Leaders of Tomorrow," and he received Latin Trade Magazine’s Bravo award for CEO of the Year. PODER Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States.

 

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Brenda Lopez, Candidate for Georgia's 7th Congressional District. State Representative for House District 99. Attorney. Advocate.

Attorney Brenda Lopez made history last fall when she became the first Hispanic woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly, representing House District 99 in Gwinnett County. She was sworn in January 2017 and is one of three Latino representatives in the General Assembly.Representative Lopez is a rising star in Georgia politics. Brenda exemplifies strong leadership as a rising star in Georgia politics.

As the principal attorney at The Lopez Firm, Representative Lopez handles removal and family-based immigration cases.


She received a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from Georgia State University and, after working as a paralegal and in advocacy for three years, she attended law school at Syracuse University.  She has focused on international law, national security, and comparative politics in her academic career.     

She is particularly passionate about education and access to education for Dreamers, immigrants who were brought to this country as children. She is most proud of her volunteer work as a GED instructor with the adult education program at the Marist School. 

Representative Lopez serves as vice chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia's Latino Caucus.  

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Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director at Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Jerry Gonzalez is currently Executive Director of GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. The organizations are focused on enhancing civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community in Georgia. Through his work, Mr. Gonzalez has been recognized both nationally and within Georgia for the significant progress made by the organizations. 

Gigi is a social entrepreneur and nonprofit professional with over 15 years of experience in the areas of general management, strategy, operations, marketing and fund development in both for-profit and nonprofit spaces. She is the recipient of the 2018 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, the 2018 Women of Inspiration of the Atlanta Dream, named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia and a 2017 Hispanics in Philanthropy Fellow among other distinctions. She is originally from Lima, Peru.

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