The Hispanic 100 Serves as a Catalyst for Increased Participation of Hispanic Women in Employment, Procurement and Social Issues
"OUR VOTES, OUR VOICES"
Hispanic 100 hosted its first program for 2016 on Feb. 18 titled, "Our Votes, Our Voices." Since the Texas Primaries and Super Tuesday were around the corner, elections, candidates and positions on issues were timely topics. H100 collaborated with the League of Women Voters of Dallas and the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas.
The evening program, attended by approximately 40 women, was introduced by H100 President, Cris Zertuche Wong. She stated, "I’m extremely excited to see so many of our H100 members and guests attend our first program. As Latina leaders, we play a critical advocacy role in our community."
The featured speaker for the evening was Cecilia McKay, a member of all three organizations. Cecilia focused on the history of voting and the role women played, regional voting vs. state, suffragette vs. suffragist, the reasons why people do not vote, and more importantly, why people should vote. She concluded by stating, “I ask that we all become ambassadors and urge our community to get better informed and exercise our right to make our voices heard at the polls.”
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