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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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MCLA is working on a page of resources and updates for Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. The resources and updates come from meetings held in mid-October by the newly founded Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota. Click the photo to go to the page on our site.
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What's New at the Council?

We have completed the first weeks of the 2018 Legislative Session and have already gained momentum toward our areas of focus! Last week was filled with committee meetings and productive conversations with key individuals and groups that will help advance our legislative priorities.

Be sure to check out every week's session calendar and stay in the know!

Upcoming MCLA Events

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