WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen hosted a group of national Latino leaders from civil rights, advocacy, and small business organizations alongside UnidosUS President Janet Murguía for a virtual roundtable discussion on the state of the economy, economic barriers impacting the Latino community, and what Treasury is doing to advance equity through its programs, policies, and recruitment process. The group discussed measures to narrow the racial wealth gap and promote ownership through critical access to capital programs like the Community Development and Financial Institutions Fund. Secretary Yellen also emphasized the Administration’s commitment to an equitable recovery and underscored efforts to make sure much needed relief programs, such as emergency rental assistance and the newly advanced, monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefit reaches Latino communities and families.
A list of meeting attendees is below.
- David Adame, President, Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)
- Marla Bilonick, President & CEO, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
- Sindy Benavides, CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO, Voto Latino
- Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
- Nathalie Rayes, President and CEO, Latino Victory Project
- Héctor Sánchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO, Mi Familia Vota
- Arturo Vargas, CEO, National Association of Latin Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
- Brent Wilkes, Senior Vice President, Hispanic Federation