LULAC National Virtual Town Hall

A Spotlight on Ohio: Fighting COVID-19 & Racism in 2020+

Ohio has been leading the nation in COVID-19 Response and cautiously managing the reopening. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority communities due to the effects of multi-generational or “legacy poverty” of a broken social system. In addition, our Nation has been witnessing the dramatic and tragic impact of systemic racism and social injustice. During a Town Hall meeting held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, LULAC National leaders joined forces with LULAC Ohio and engaged in a dynamic dialogue with political, advocacy, and civil rights leaders to address these and many other issues. Watch the recording of the event below:

Topics discussed:

  • Racism & Policing Policies
  • Healthcare access and equity
  • Accurate data collection
  • Education access and equity
  • Economic equity to pandemic recovery and emergency support
  • Emergency compensation for essential workers
  • COVID19-access and equity for the incarcerated population

Panel Speakers:  

  • Domingo García, LULAC National president
  • Sindy Benavides – LULAC Chief Executive Officer
  • José lópez, LUAC VP for Midwest
  • Alicia Pagan – LULAC Ohio, State Director
  • Nan Whaley – Mayor of Dayton, OH
  • Jessica E. Miranda – State Representative, Ohio’s 28th House District
  • Richard S. Biehl – Director & Chief of Police – Dayton, OH
  • Tom Roberts, President of the Ohio Conference of the NAACP
  • Dr. Derrick Foward, NAACP: Dayton Unit, President and State Vice President

• David Cruz, LULAC Communications Director