UnidosUS 2022 Impact Report

Building OurPower

Two happy Latinas, a high school graduate with their teacher, and a youth representing the diversity of the Latino community

In 2022,UnidosUS elevated the power of the Latino community across the political, media and economic landscapes.

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Janet Murguía, UnidosUS President and CEO and Luis Granados, UnidosUS Board Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Board Chair

A Message from thePresident and
board chair

For over 50 years, UnidosUS has been championing Latinos, and 2022 was no exception. We engaged our nearly 300 community-based Affiliates to serve the Latino community in a number of areas that led to positive impact and laid the groundwork for future progress.

Going into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we got the Latino community vaccinated and up-to-date on their boosters, all while combatting misinformation through our Esperanza Hope For All program. We were on the ground in Arizona—the state of our founding—to launch a pilot campaign to lift the contributions of Latinos as vital to the present and future of this country. We worked with our Affiliates in Puerto Rico—One Stop Career Center and Corporación de Desarrollo Económico, Vivienda y Salud—to help families and communities recover from Hurricane Fiona. We championed policies that will help Latinos build financial stability, such as expanding the Child Tax Credit through the Build Back Better Act. And we made key investments to position our organization for greater impact in the years to come.

The challenges faced by our community and country were reflected in the concerns expressed by Latino voters in the midterm elections.

In May, the tragedy of the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas not only shook a tightknit, Latino-majority community, but the nation as a whole. Then in June, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a stunning setback for reproductive health care that will have a disproportionate effect on Latina women. Our community brought these concerns to the polls in November. Our national polls and state surveys showed that increasing gun safety and protecting reproductive rights rose significantly as priorities for Hispanic voters—and those votes help decide local and Congressional elections in the midterms. We will continue to tell the story of the decisive power of Latino voters to move the country forward.

On a personal note, we are grateful that Janet was provided the opportunity to take a sabbatical in October—a chance to rest, reflect, and restore. UnidosUS Chief Operating Officer Sonia M. Pérez—a seasoned leader who has been with the organization for more than 30 years—led our team as acting CEO to continue moving our work and our community forward. We are thankful for Sonia’s leadership and continually impressed by the dedication, passion, and support of the entire UnidosUS familia.

This report shows what we achieved in 2022 and how we have our eye on the future so that all our communities can thrive into 2023 and beyond. Your contributions and commitment to our goals continue to make all of this possible.

Thank you, and adelante.

  • K+new voters registered
  • Mpeople reached across media with messages on Latino contributions to our economy and nation
  • %Latino parents who got their children vaccinated
  • %families in Puerto Rico now eligible for Child Tax Credit
  • $Msub-grants provided to our Affiliate Network
Nurses from Valle del Sol's Mobile Unit, an UnidosUS Affiliate, and a Same-sex couple with their child in a park
Latino youths represent the 1 million who turn 18 each year and become eligible to vote.

The Decisive Power ofLatino Voters

The 2022 midterm year upended long-standing myths about Hispanic voters and created unprecedented representation in Congress.

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Joaquín Castro, patrons viewing exhibits at the National Museum of the American Latino, and UnidosUS President Emeritus Raul Yzaguirre engaging with an attendee at a reception celebrating his 2022 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Power ofLatino Representation

UnidosUS’s long-standing work on the issue of Hispanic representation in the media goes back decades.

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Attendees of a Workforce Development program at UnidosUS Affiliate PODER

The Power of theUnidos us–Affiliate Partnership

Our nearly 300 Affiliates are community-based organizations that directly serve the Latino population across the country.

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Thank You

UnidosUS relies on generous contributions from corporations, foundations, institutional partners, and people like you. We simply could not do the important work outlined in this report without you.

We are also deeply grateful to our Affiliates, staff, and volunteers who move our mission forward every day.

Speakers at our Latinx Heath Equity Summit. A recipient of UnidosUS's Backpack Campaign Giveaway. And attendees of the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference.

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Kathy Cano-Murillo, Creativepreneur, The Crafty Chica, holding a sign with stats from UnidosUS's Count on Us Campaign launch in Phoenix, AZ. Also a Latino college student from Elmhurst University.
Children from UnidosUS Affiliate Mujeres Latinas en Acción attend a peace rally with a proud and wise Latina behind them.

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UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Since our founding in 1968, we have contributed to a stronger America by elevating the voice of Latinos, and defending and advancing our community’s concerns.