On Wednesday, March 7, 2019 the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy joined the MBLLC to release a report outlining the future for the Commonwealth's Latinx population. The institute noted that by 2035 the Latino population in Massachusetts will grow to over 1.15 million and represent nearly 15.3% of the population.
The event was open to the public as legislators reflected on the report and shared insight as to what it means for their communities. Many of them noted that the findings would require new and creative approaches to assure that the Latinx community continues to thrive in Massachusetts. Caucus Chairman, Rep. Carlos González, noted, "We have to invest more resources in making sure that the Latino community is part of the workforce development, business development, and all the services that our public institutions offer. Our workforce has to be reflective of the population."
Caucus members Rep. Nika Elugardo, Rep. Jon Santiago, Rep. Andy Vargas, Rep. Aaron Vega, all shared their input as well. They were also supported by their colleagues Rep. Stephan Hay, Rep. Gerry Cassidy, and Rep. Dylan Fernandes.
To download the full report or review the abstract, visit the Gastón Institute's website here.
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