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What is MCLA?

MCLA is a state agency that advises the government on matters of interest to Latinos who live in Minnesota. It is a bridge of communication and collaboration between Latinos and the government, the private sector and nonprofits.

Why should I care?

Without Latino engagement, MCLA cannot accurately communicate the interests of the community to the government nor can it serve the community effectively. Such engagement makes possible a stronger political voice and better socio-economic choices for the Latino community.

Who does the MCLA serve?

We serve Latino Minnesotans across the state and the people of Minnesota.
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Read MCLA's report “2024 Community Priorities Analysis: Charting our Paths Forward with Community Voices (2023)”. The findings of this survey will inform the Council’s legislative and policy priorities and support existing community-led initiatives to address issues affecting Hispanic/Latine communities in the state. Learn more about it here.

The Spanish version can be found here


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What's New?

The 2024 Legislative Session adjourned on May 20. To learn more about the legislative outcomes and potential benefits for Latine communities, read MCLA's End Of Session Report, here. The Spanish version will be posted here soon.

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