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STATEMENT: Aquí Congratulates Julián Castro on New Role as CEO of the Latino Community Foundation

Dec. 6, 2023 —

Aquí proudly extends its congratulations to Julián Castro on his new role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Latino Community Foundation. This appointment marks a significant milestone in the work to empower and uplift the Latino community across the United States.

Aquí stands in solidarity with the Latino Community Foundation in its endeavors to amplify Latino voices and ensure their rightful place in positions of influence and power. At $3.4 trillion, Latinos’ spending power bolsters the American economy, yet barely $1.3 billion is invested in our start up businesses, each year. Castro's call for greater investments in Latino communities aligns with Aquí's ongoing accountability campaigns that work toward leveling the playing field between our communities and the industries we empower. 

"Julián Castro's appointment is a beacon of hope in a landscape often marred by the underrepresentation and erasure of Latinos in the media, public, and private sectors. As a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and a prominent Latino leader, Castro's leadership at the Latino Community Foundation is a significant stride towards enhancing the visibility and influence of the Latino community.” -Nathaly Arriola Maurice, Aquí’s Lead Strategist 


Aquí: The Accountability Movement is a nonpartisan culture-defending and media-monitoring accountability organization advocating for the 60 million Latinos who live, work in, and build the United States. Through high-impact campaigns, strategic partnerships, and harnessing the power of millions of constituents, Aquí holds bad actors accountable by fighting the exclusion and invisibility of Latino people in national narratives and positions of power, demanding fair and accurate portrayals of Latinos as well as greater representation, and defending against harmful attacks, stereotypes, and demagoguery.

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