Revolucionario Katchup: Maria Teresa Kumar
Revolucionaria, and Co-founder of VotoLatino, Maria Teresa Kumar has given her all to increase voter participation within the Hispanic community. Traveling all over the country this year, Maria Teresa has been featured on many MSNBC shows where she focuses on Latino issues that faced the 2012 presidential election. Some of these issues include the Dream Act, immigration reform, as well as the importance and power of the Latino vote; which we now know has proven to be a game changer in the election.
Voto Latino’s civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide since founded in 2005. They have also been able to register more than 120,000 youth Latino voters and continues to encourage them to speak out and take action. We’re excited to see how this will expand online and how all these young revolucionarios’ voices get la gente moving.
All of Voto Latino’s hard work was recognized as Maria Teresa and another well-known revolucionaria, co-founder Rosario Dawson, were named one of this year’s top creative people in business by Fast Company Magazine, for their creative work with social media.
Maria Teresa continues to work hard daily in encouraging Latino civil engagement, “I like to say that the United State’s first Latino president is going to be somehow connected to Voto Latino.” It’s great to hear our revolucionarios shaping the future online and off. Congratulations Maria! Que viva la revolución.
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