Julián Castro, DNC Chair Tom Perez to join Todos Con Biden virtual voter rally in North Carolina

Posted September 24, 2020 1:07 p.m. EDT

FILE -- Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, then a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2019. Overhauling the criminal justice system was a signature issue for Castro in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times)

On Friday, September 25, Biden for President North Carolina will host a virtual Todos con Biden GOTV Rally to highlight the impact Latino voters will have in this election and discuss what is at stake for the Latino community. Former Secretary Julián Castro and DNC Chair Tom Perez will encourage the Latino community to get involved and make their voices heard, along with Durham City Councilmember Javiera Caballero and local community organizers.

On Thursday, Biden for President announced its North Carolina Latino Leadership Council.

“The Biden for President campaign understands that the Latino community in North Carolina has a growing and indisputable political power. This year, we will come out in historic numbers to change the direction of North Carolina and the country by voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” said Principal Attorney of Polanco Law and Latino Leadership Council Co-Chair Yesenia Polanco.

“Whether it’s an uncontrolled health crisis, record unemployment, or the relentless attacks on immigrants, Latinos in North Carolina have seen how Donald Trump’s failed policies have impacted our community. We are ready to elect someone who respects and will invest in our communities—that person is Joe Biden,” said Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) Executive Director and Latino Leadership Council co-chair Juvencio Rocha-Peralta.

The 27-member council includes a diverse group of Latino elected officials, community activists, and business and faith leaders from a variety of national backgrounds, representing the richness of North Carolina’s Latino community.

Yesenia Polanco, Attorney (Co-Chair)

Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (Co-Chair)

Marshall Adame, Retired Military

Javiera Caballero, Durham City Councilwoman

Eleazar Cifuentes, Business Owner

Liliana Concha, Business Owner

Olma Echeverri, Member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs

Gabriel Esparza, Financial Technology Executive

Alirio Estevez, Educator

Anabel Franceschini Rosa, Attorney

Yvette Gaboury, Business Owner

Karen Gonzalez, Yvonne Holley for Lt. Governor Deputy Finance Director

Ricky Hurtado, Candidate for NC House District 63

Norma Marti, Community Health Advocate

Andrea Martinez, Disability Rights Advocate

Freddy Medina, Community Organizer

Wendy Pascual, Community Health Advocate

Orlando Reyes, President of Casa El Salvador

Dredlin Rodriguez, Auditor

Mildred Rodriguez, Scientist

Susan Rodriguez-Mcdowell, Mecklenburg County Commissioner

Josh Ruiz, Restaurant District Manager

Alba Sanchez, Manager at the Latin American Coalition

Jose Santiago, Candidate for NC Senate District 35

John Verdejo, Raleigh City Administrator

Edgar Vergara-Millan, Methodist Pastor

Gerardo Villalobos, Business Leader

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