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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 has prepared 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 2017 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?

MCLA finalized its summer community engagement tour visiting the metro area and several rural communities in the state. Ten listening sessions were conducted with more than one hundred participants. We'd like to thank members of our communities and community ambassadors for participating in these meetings and help us define the legislative agenda, which is your agenda! To learn more about our approach and the communities we visited this summer, click here.

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