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
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