Dear White House Latino Stakeholders—
There has been no shortage of critical moments since we last convened for a briefing on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework last week with David Kamin of the NEC. Below you will find information for our bi-weekly stakeholders call tomorrow as well as other critical news highlights.
If you are new to these news, my name is Ernie Apreza and I am with the White House Office of Public Engagement, leading outreach to the Latino community and separately immigrant and immigration stakeholders as well.
- Tomorrow at 2:00PM ET – Bi-Weekly Latino Stakeholders Call: Join us tomorrow for updates on some of the most important developments over the last week , including the President standing in solidarity with the Cuban people, the President reaffirming the need for Congress to act on voting rights, and the continued push on the Build Back Better agenda, which includes investments critical to the Latino community. Tomorrow we’ll hear from Trey Baker on the Administration’s push for Voting Rights and from Kumar Chandran of USDA on the nutrition equities within American Families Plan. Register here: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_qnuoiQttQouWwAYiIt517g
- Tomorrow at 4:00PM ET – NV & AZ Call on Build Back Better & the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework: The White House Office of Public Engagement would like to invite you to a call with White House staff. We will be discussing the impact of the Build Back Better and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan for families in Arizona and Nevada. Please register in advance here: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ZBvnsoebSXeju-u7v5yyBQ
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Cuba: On Monday, the President issued a statement standing in solidarity with the Cuban people. He emphasized the right of the Cuban people to protest and called on the Cuban regime to hear the voices of its people. There were also remarks from Secretary Blinken and statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
- Voting Rights: Yesterday, the President gave an address on voting rights and outlined the urgent need for community leaders to continue organizing and pushing Congress to act. Read the full address here. Important Latino community leaders were in attendance, including Janet Murguia of UnidoUS, Hector Sanchez Barba of Mi Familia Vota, Sindy Benavides of LULAC, Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino, Cid Wilson of HACR, Guillermo Mena-Irizarry of NHCSL, and Brent Wikes of the Hispanic Federation.
- CTC Payment Day Tomorrow, July 15th: Tomorrow is a critical day for Latino families with kids under 18 years of age; tomorrow Child Tax Credit payments will go out to thousands of families. It is our job as leaders to make sure that those who need this relief know it exists for them. Thank you to all of you who have already shared with me your events planned for tomorrow.Tomorrow, Julissa Reynoso, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Co-Chair of the Gender Policy Council, will be speaking to four Latina moms from across the country who are members of MomsRising and MamasConPoder. Look out for a teaser tomorrow and full conversation next week. Please let me know what you/your organization are doing tomorrow to amplify the Child Tax Credit and share stories of folks who are impacted (if they are ok sharing their stories). Ideas of actions that would be helpful are: conducting local interviews about CTC and sharing stories of its impact while also dispelling myths, hosting events, putting flyers up in your small businesses or community centers, posting on social media and WhatsApp Groups, amplifying through your organization’s listservs. Here are some tools:
- Flyers attached.
- English Factsheet: ChildTaxCredit.gov
- Spanish Factsheet: El Crédito Tributario por Hijos | La Casa Blanca (whitehouse.gov)
- Non-filer fact sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/sign-up/
- IRS non-filer sign up portal in Spanish: Pagos por adelantado del Crédito tributario por hijos en 2021 | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)
- Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: Last week, the President built on the economic momentum we’re seeing by signing an Executive Order to promote competition in the American economy, which will lower prices for families, increase wages for workers, and promote innovation and even faster economic growth, all of which has a tremendous impact on Latino workers. Read the full factsheet here. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce issues a statement as did Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership.
- Build Back Better: Last week Wednesday, the President delivered remarks in Illinois on the American Families Plan and overall vision for building back better. Read his remarks here. Attached is a fact sheet on the how the American Families Plan advances the Administrations work on racial equity.