UnidosUS Action Fund (UnidosUSAF) is a Latino advocacy organization that works to expand the influence and political power of the Latino community through civic engagement and issue-based campaigns. UnidosUS Action Fund takes the courageous policy visions outlined by our sister organization, UnidosUS, and works to make them a reality.
To do so, UnidosUS Action Fund employs a two-pronged “inside-outside” strategy. The Action Fund can engage in both nonpartisan and partisan political campaign work. We hold lawmakers accountable to their promises to advance policy issues that matter most to the Latino community that include jobs and the economy, civil rights, health, immigration, education, and climate change.
There is an urgent need for a targeted get-out-the-vote campaign, conducted by a Latino led organization that has the relationships, expertise, and experience necessary to build Latino political power. In the 2016 elections the Action Fund worked in key Senate and House races and in the five presidential battleground states where the Latino vote were critical to victory. These states included: Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
UnidosUS Action Fund has extensive expertise in organizing issue-based advocacy campaigns. Whether in its work, to advance the prospects of jobs, education, the Affordable Care Act, voting rights, immigration reform, civil rights, or environmental issues, UnidosUS Action Fund has a proven record of professional grassroots and grasstops campaigns that shape the direction of public policy.
UnidosUS Action Fund is poised to expand on its vast experience with political organizing in the Latino community. The Latino vote can change the course of an election or of an issue campaign – but only if a professional and trusted messenger is working to educate, motivate, and mobilize Latino voters.
Janet Murguía, President
Renata Soto, Board Chair
Rafael Collazo, Executive Director
What does the UnidosUS Action Fund Do?UnidosUS Action Fund takes the courageous policy visions outlined by our sister organization, UnidosUS, and works to make them a reality. To do so, UnidosUS Action Fund employs a two-pronged "inside-outside" strategy. Inside Washington, D.C., we deploy our well-respected government relations team to directly meet with and influence lawmakers. Outside Washington, D.C., our regional field staff works directly with leading grassroots activists to build support for policies in a lawmaker's backyard. Both teams work together to hold members of Congress accountable to their constituents, advance policy, and block attacks on the Latino community.
I Already Support UnidosUS. Is That the Same Thing?No. The UnidosUS Action Fund is the UnidosUS sister organization. Both UnidosUS Action Fund and UnidosUS are committed to advancing policies that support Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. UnidosUS founded UnidosUS Action with the goal of creating an organization that can take meaningful action to hold members of Congress accountable. UnidosUS Action applies direct pressure to lawmakers so Washington is compelled to adopt policies that support Latinos, and coordinates a national campaign to apply additional pressure from constituents.
Is Your Organization Tax Deductible (Like UnidosUS)?Unlike UnidosUS, UnidosUS Action Fund is not tax-deductible. This is due to our different legal status-- we are a 501 (c) (4) organization, rather than UnidosUS, which is a 501 (c) (3) organizaiton. This different classification is what alows us to engage in bolder advocacy to advance issues that are important to Latinos.