What you will learn
Issues That Unite: Latinos & Conservatism
The Leadership Institute, in partnership with the Heritage Foundation and Faith & Freedom Coalition, has developed workshops to communicate more effectively the values that bring Hispanics and conservatives together. The series of workshops, Issues That Unite: Latinos & Conservatism, will give participants insight into the nexus of politics and the media. Topics to be covered include: Public Policy: Hispanics, Economics, Education, & Family, Working with Hispanic Media, and Effectively Communicating Our Values.
Why this project matters for conservatives
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 this exciting opportunity.
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