Building relationships between Latinos and conservatives
The Leadership Institute presents “Growing Our Communities,” an ongoing commitment to building relationships with America’s diverse communities. The first stage in our long-term commitment begins with events for both conservative and Hispanic activists.
The Leadership Institute, in partnership with the Heritage Foundation and Faith & Freedom Coalition, has developed these events to communicate more effectively the values that bring Hispanics and conservatives together. The series of events, Issues that Unite: Latinos & Conservatism, will give participants insight into the nexus of politics and the media.
Topics will include:
-- Public Policy: Hispanics, economics, education, and family
-- working with Hispanic media
-- effectively communicating our values
The Leadership Institute’s Campaign Management Workshops build on Issues That Unite. Understanding the Hispanic Community is one thing; engaging and winning over Hispanics is another. The training from LI's Campaign Management Workshops will teach you how to run a winning campaign.
Topics will include:
-- design and build a winning campaign
-- research the electoral district
-- build coalitions
-- identify and activate conservative minorities
-- develop a persuasive message that resonates with minorities
-- raise funds for your campaign
-- turn out your supporters and win
Join us at an upcoming event in your state
More needs to be done in order to reach out to this important community. This is why the Leadership Institute and its partners invite you to be part of an exciting opportunity. Please sign up and attend an ITU event in your state.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Issues That Unite: Latinos and Conservatism
Why this project matters for conservatives
The influence of Latinos in business, politics, and American culture is growing at a dramatic rate. But their involvement in the conservative movement has not matched that pace.
Latinos are the country’s largest minority group, at 50 million individuals or 16.3 percent of the population according to 2011 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses increased by 43.7 percent. Today, 2.3 million Latinos own their own companies.
The political attitudes of second-generation Latinos –- those whose parents are U.S.-born -– tend to be more favorable to conservatives, demonstrating the opportunity to share and increase support of the principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional values.