Maria Teresa Kumar at the 2013 ALMA Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar Talks Civic Engagement
By Cristina Arreola | 04/16/2014 - 16:06

Ten years ago, Maria Teresa Kumar founded Voto Latino, a nonpartisan organization devoted to empowering Latino millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their comm


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Maria Teresa Kumar at the Voto Latino In Conversation in Washington DC in 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar on Immigration Legislation - "It's an Exciting Time"
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 18:00

From the Supreme Court striking down the Arizona immigration law to Obama saying he was going to stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible candidates, the topic of immigration has been covered full force lately.


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Rapper Pitbull
Pitbull Donates Free Music To iTunes For Voto Latino
By Sugey Palomares | 03/23/2012 - 12:04

Pitbull is empowering Latinos to hit the polls by donating one of his tracks to the non-partisan national organization, Voto Latino. The non-profit founded by Rosario Dawson, is using iTunes as a platform to release a compilation album consisting of more than 30 free downloads featuring artists like, Los Tigres del Norte, Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Kat Deluna, and more.


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Maria Teresa Kumar
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar on Romeo Santos Campaign - “He Has Been Incredibly Generous”
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2012 - 14:49

Twenty two million represents the number of Latino voters who will be eligible to vote for the 2012 Election. This year, Latinos will account for nearly 9% of voters in the U.S. The number may appear small, but according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials it’s an increase of almost 26% from the previous year. Studies also suggest that the number will only continue to multiple since every month at least 50,000 U.S.


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Maria Teresa Kumar
Q & A: Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/04/2011 - 16:21

Five million. That’s how many voters would be negatively affected by the 19 laws and two executive orders issued in 14 states this year altering voting laws, according to a report released by the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice. Among the most affected say Latino leaders: Latinos. The changes, made mostly in heavily Republican states, shorten the time span in which absentee ballots can be cast, and require state-issued photo identification.


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Latinas Go To Washington
Latinas Go To Washington
By Latina Staff | 05/06/2011 - 10:30

Whether it’s a sexy or flashy number, we can count on our Latina celebs to bring it to any red carpet and almost always make the Best Dressed list. But when it’s time to get serious and visit Congress, beauties like Eva Longoria and Shakira can cover up and rock more conservative looks too.

Here's a look at how versatile our Latina stars can be:


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