MIAMI, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, Oct. 3, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Miami Dade College's (MDC) Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) will hold a briefing at the college's Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. NCLR has conducted voter registration campaigns in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, and Osceola counties, home to thousands of eligible Hispanic voters. These efforts have helped expand the Hispanic electorate in Florida, a key state for national candidates. As the Oct. 11 state registration deadline approaches, NCLR and MDC will highlight their efforts to grow the electorate; discuss the importance of the Hispanic vote in local, state, and national elections; and urge the community to grow its influence through participation.
Recent Census numbers demonstrate significant population growth of almost 1.5 million people in the state between 2010 and 2015—Hispanics represented just over half of that growth, concentrated largely in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orange, and Osceola counties.
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What: Hispanic Voter Registration and Impact on the 2016 Elections
When: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
1 p.m. EST
Who: Renata Soto, Chair, NCLR Board of Directors
Dr. Rick A. Soria, Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus President
Maria Garza, President, Mexican-American Council, NCLR Affiliate
Fernand Amandi, Principal, Bendixen & Amandi International
Natalie Carlier, Florida Regional Coordinator and Southeast Liaison, NCLR
Where: MDC's Wolfson Campus, Building 3, Room 3208-09
226 N.E. Fifth Street, Miami, Florida 33132
NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation's top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college's eight campuses and outreach center offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information, please visit www.mdc.edu.
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SOURCE National Council of La Raza