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Nevada Latinos


“Our community is powerful, resourceful and resilient. We will make sure our community is well informed about COVID-19 and the changing landscape.  I have asked Assemblywoman Torres to lead these efforts and I have full confidence that we’ve assembled the right team for the job. We are transforming our website to a resource center to provide information regarding education, food pantry, essential businesses, and more.” 

- Edgar Flores, Chair of the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus

“We must act now. Families are losing their jobs and need reassurance. We will pull through together. Immigrant and migrant communities are looking for guidance. I look forward to working for the people of the state of Nevada.”


-Selena Torres, Assemblywoman


Chair Gil\T Lopez,    Appointments and Elections Chair 

Vice-Chair Frank Perez,    Northern Nevada Chair

Sylvia Lazos,    Education Chair

Dr. Sandra Gray,    Health Chair

Jocelyn Torres,    Environment Chair

Abraham Camejo,    Safety Chair  

Dawrin Mota,    Veteran Chair

Mayra Salinas Mejivar,    Immigration Chair

Juan Espinoza,    LBGT... Chair

Elisa Martinez Alvarado,    Student Chair

Committee Staff:​

Alex Diaz,      LCA Assistant 

Selena Torres,     NHLC Chair/Advisor

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Nevada Latinos

Education Subcommittee

“Sylvia Lazos and subcommittee will work hard to create community partnerships to eliminate inequities in access to the internet. Public education, the State of Nevada, and the Federal Nevada Delegation must collaborate to eliminate the digital divide. The committee is committed to addressing educational inequities amid the pandemic. Every child should have access to quality education”

-  Edgar Flores, Chair of the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus 


“The Digital Divide In Nevada is vast because we have so many families living in poverty who cannot afford WiFi at home or computers.  It has been hidden from the public view because schools have been managing as best they can with limited resources. In this time of school closure, it is important that we address and solve the Digital Divide because our children cannot afford to not be learning to the full extent of their potential.”


- Professor Sylvia Lazos, Boyd School of Law. 


Chair Sylvia Lazos,    Boyd School of Law

Vice-Chair Dr. Nancy Brune,    Kenny Guinn Center

Dr. Magda Martinez,    Lincy Institute

Dr. Julie Lucero,    Latino Research at UNR

Danielle Ford,    Clark County School District Trustee

Valeria Gurr,    Nevada School Choice Coalition

Michael Flores,    University of Nevada, Reno

Rene Cantu,    Jobs for Americas Graduates

Sol Avalos,    Mater Academy

Zoraida Caldera,    CCSD Advocate

Narcisa Zepeda,    Nevada Department of Public Safety

Silvina Jover,    Education Policy Analyst

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Nevada Latinos

Environment Subcommittee

“I am confident in Jocelyn Torres and her commitment to keeping Nevada and in the forefront of environmental policy.  We have a team that has different strengths to ensure we get critical information to our community.” 

-  Edgar Flores, Chair of the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus 


“I am thrilled we have such a talented team. Our goal is to establish channels of communication across our state, ensuring our community has access and a voice in the environmental space. Now more than ever it is critical to have information readily available in English and Spanish, and we are here to help guide the state,”

- Subcommittee Chair Jocelyn Torres    


Chair Jocelyn Torres,    Conservation Lands Foundation

Vice-Chair Cinthia Moore,    Moms Clean Air Force

Jazmin Villagomez,    Mi Familia Vota

Rudy Zamora,    Chispa

Melissa Ramos,    American Lung Association

Verna Mandez,    Nevada Conservation League

Aaron Ibarra,    Member

Audrey Peral,    Make the Road NV

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“Mayra Salinas has respect and admiration from the legal community especially in the realm of immigration.  As the first University Legal Services Fellow at the UNLV Immigration Clinic in 2018-2019, Mayra Salinas dealt with many issues that went beyond immigration law but which impacted the everyday lives of immigrants and students in mixed-status families.  She has experience identifying issues facing the immigrant community and developing solutions by working with other community leaders and partners.” 


 - Edgar Flores, Chair of the NHLC


“We have a wide cross-section of the immigration community coming together. When it comes to immigration we have many moving parts and I am thrilled we have such a talented team to keep track of what is happening and changes. Our goal is to find out the needs of the immigrant community when it comes to COVID-19 and increase access to resources. ”


 -Subcommittee Chair Mayra Salinas.  



Chair Maria Nieto,    Mi Familia Vota

Vice-Chair Antonio Marquez Rivera,    Media

Erika Castro,    PLAN

Paloma Guerrero,    UNLV Immigration Clinic

LaLo Montoya,    Make the Road Nevada

Claudia Castañeda,    Community Leader

Mariana Sarimento,    UNLV Diversity

Melissa Corral,    Legal Aid Center

Jahahi Mazariego,    UNR

Daysi Rodriguez,    Tu Casa Latina



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Nevada Latinos

Northern Nevada Subcommittee

“Frank Perez and the subcommittee will work diligently to create community partnerships and establish methods of communications to address and respond to the needs of northern and rural communities. Having graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, I can attest to the similarities and differences Northern and Southern Nevada have.”

- Selena Torres, Chair of the NHLC COVID-19 Task Force,


“I am confident the group will build a network to further connect and distribute valuable information to our Northern Nevada community, as Nevadans we are in this together”


- Assemblywoman Benitez-Thompson.  


Chair Frank Perez,    Community Health Alliance 

Vice-Chair Cory Hernandez,    Washoe County School District

Oscar Delgado,    Community Health Alliance 

Dr. Julie Lucero,    UNR   Latino Research Center 

Melinda Mendoza,    Renown Health

Ivet Contreras,    IC Media Strategy

Cecilia Alonso,    Nevada Human Development Corporation

Ricardo Lucio Galvan,    Community Leader

Claudia Castañeda,    Member

Jas Margarita,    Planned Parenthood

Alex Woodley,    City of Reno

Diego Zarazua,    University of Nevada Reno

Dr. Vincent Solis,    Western Nevada College

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“I want to commend Assemblywoman Torres for leading this important subcommittee. They have been working hard and have established our successful Grocery Delivery Initiative.  To date, we have delivered 150 grocery carts to COVID-19 positive members of our community.”


- Edgar Flores, Chair of the NHLC


“I am glad we assembled a great team. We have different expertise and knowledge on the subcommittee. We will take a closer look at how COVID-19 continues to impact the Latino community in the state of Nevada, ”


- Chair Assemblywoman Torres


Dr. Sandra Gray,    Innovation BHS

Guy Girardin,     Puentes Las Vegas

Ivet Aldaba,    Social Worker

Frank Perez,    Community Health Alliance

Dr. Partida Corona,    Partida Corona Medical Center

Erica Mosca,    Leaders in Training

Janet Quintero,    United Way Southern Nevada

Cecia Alvarado,    Mi Familia Vota 

​Committee Staff:​

Gil\T Lopez,    Manager/Communications

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Business Subcommittee


Chair Rick Ruiz,    Real Estate Agent

Abraham Camejo,    Camejo Safety

Committee Staff:​

Gil\T Lopez,    Manager/Communications

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Veteran Subcommittee


Chair Dawrin Mota,    Educator

Committee Staff:​

Gil\T Lopez,    Manager/Communications