2019 Events

2019 Vote Plan
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Dear Candidate, Campaign Manager and/or, Campaign Liaison,

La Cumbre: Latino United for Progress in co-sponsorship with Ibero-American Action League, Poder 97.1 and Councilwoman Jackie Oritz are hosting our First Annual Candidate’s Night, Wednesday June 12, 2019 at Workers United Union Hall, 750 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14607 from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM.

Candidates are invited to attend and table at the event and speak to those in attendance regarding their campaigns, issues and platforms. We provide a nonpartisan arena for residents of the community, especially our growing Latino community, to be able to receive information on candidates and the upcoming elections. It is strongly recommended that you have someone on hand who can speak Spanish to engage with potential voters where Spanish is their first language.

Given the number of candidates running for local office this year, no formal speeches will be asked for or allowed. Candidates and campaigns will have equal access to tables to present their materials and speak with guests throughout the event.

Light refreshments will be provided. Families are welcomed.  

If you are interested in attending, please rsvp here!

2018 Events

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2017 Events

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Come one, come all, this event is co-sponsored by Action Together Rochester, League of Women Voters and La Cumbre! 

The primaries are Sept 12, we will be reminding voters using stencils that say "Vote Tuesday" and "Vote Martes" with spray chalk on side walks in specific locations throughout the City of Rochester! We need volunteers who want to meet other activists and have some fun while making a difference. WE NEED YOU! 

We will be meeting at Ibero (817 E Main Street) Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. to collect supplies and get into teams! 

For more information, contact Milagros Concepción @ milagros.concepcion1@gmail.com!

We look forward to seeing you!


2016 Events


Tu Voz, Tu Voto


Event: Latino Voter Engagement Rally
Date: October 1 st , 2016
Event Time: 11:00am 3:00pm
Location: Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School,
27 Zimbrich St. Rochester, NY 14621 (Site of the old #22 School)

Facts about the Latino Community:

A record 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections. Our political landscape is changing. Here are a few fast facts important to our audience to set the stage:

  • Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million

  • Hispanic eligible voters projected for 2016. The median age among the nation’s 35 million U.S.born Latinos is only 19.

  • Student debt accounts for a $1.3 trillion burden to the US economy.

  • Over 60,000 Latinos reside in Monroe County

  • Over 17,000 Latinos are registered to vote in Monroe County

  • Only 3% of Latinos voted in the last election in Monroe County.

  • For more statistics and facts visit:

La Cumbre (Civic Engagement/Government Group), IBERO, Project
HOPE, Rochester ACTS, PODER 97.1, Councilwoman Jackie Ortiz

Overview of the Event
We are holding a nonpartisan Latino Voter Engagement Rally that will be held at 27 Zimbrich St. Rochester, NY 14621 (Site of the old #22 School) for all community members, but especially the Latino community.

Poder 97.1 (affiliate of Ibero-American Action League) will broadcast live from the site and the goal is to be a festive one stop location for members of the community to check whether they are registered to vote, register to vote and/or get information and answers about the upcoming election. 

We have invited vendors and have asked them to attend the event and provide as many resources or giveaways to the families/ pedestrian traffic. More vendors are always welcomed.

During the later part of the day, the fair will extended itself out to the community as groups of volunteers will do a door to door engagement and registration blitz.

Jon Greenbaum, from Rochester ACTS, working with Miguel Melendez, from PROJECT HOPE, will lead a program door-to-door canvass into the community, providing lists of voters and households. The goal of this canvass will be to get current voters to engage in conversations about the community that are important to them, connections that encourage them to vote. For individuals, houses and families not on the list, volunteers will stop by those homes to encourage them to register to vote. The outcome of this activity will be voter pledge cards and sign ups for additional information.