The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will host forums across the country as part of its Red White Y Tú tour beginning tonight, Sept. 22, at California State University, Los Angeles.

The forums combine congressional speakers, distinguished civic and community leaders, experts in electoral research and student leaders to discuss the importance of being educated about the political process and the importance of Hispanic and Latino voter participation.

The panel will be comprised of non-partisan electoral research experts, millennial leaders and a community leader, followed by a question and answer period. Ultimately, CHLI’s Red White Y Tú will reach across the country to educate, engage and empower Hispanic and Latino millennial voters.

“We are excited to kick off the Red White Y Tú tour in Los Angeles this September, and reach out across the country to educate, engage and empower Hispanic/Latino millennial to vote,” said CHLI President & CEO Mary Ann Gómez Orta.

“According to the National Association of Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO), by election date on November 8th, the eligible Latino electorate will reach 28.5 million. Each month, approximately 67,000 Hispanics/Latinos turn 18. We need to educate and empower our youth to vote. We need to empower them to exercise the honor of voting.”

“Azteca America is committed in this crucial election year to help increase voter awareness and engagement among our viewership, particularly the millennial demographic,” said Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America.

“Our partnership and support in CHLI’s Red White Y Tú tour is one key way we are achieving this goal and empowering our audiences to be active participants within our democracy.”

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), founded in 2003, is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests, and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.