Black Lives Matter

The Greater Bridgeport Latino Network stands hand in hand with our black and brown brothers and sisters. We join in protest against the murder of innocent men and women and we believe systemic change starts with our vote.

For the last 17 years, the Greater Bridgeport Latino Network has utilized community engagement to address the socio-economic issues affecting Latinos through networking, communication, collaboration and education. Specifically, we have emphasized empowerment by increasing civic engagement in our community. We host candidate forums/debates, voter registration events and local GOTV (get out the vote) campaigns. We also teach the importance of civic engagement to our youth through in-school programs and other community service activities.

In the wake of the recent protests occurring nationally against systemic racism and police brutality, among other issues, we believe it is crucial that we press forward on our mission. Ensuring everyone understands the importance of voting is key to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and we intend to do everything within our power to continue spreading our message; that our united voices lead to change via our vote. Su Voto Es Su Voz. Please join us by taking the first step; Visit, register to vote and make sure your family and loved ones do so as well.

Pa’lante — Forward!

Edward Martinez, President

Greater Bridgeport Latino Network

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