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Maria Teresa Kumar

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Maria Teresa Kumar

President and CEO, Voto Latino
Maria Teresa Kumar

María Teresa Kumar co-founded and leads Voto Latino – America’s largest Latinx voter registration and civic engagement organization. Voto Latino has directly registered more than 1.4 million Americans to vote in key battleground states. She is also an Emmy-nominated analyst for MSNBC.Maria Teresa is the co-founder and President of Voto Latino Foundation (501-c3), America’s largest Latinx civic education organization that has become a national model for data-driven voter activation. She is also the founder and President of Voto Latino (501-c4), the political sister organization to the Voto Latino Foundation. Together, Voto Latino is now the country’s largest online voter registration organization and the largest voter registration organization for Americans of color. Voto Latino reaches over 6 million Americans each month and has spent more than $100 million to ensure all Americans can participate in our democracy. Latinos are the fastest-growing group of Americans, and Voto Latino’s work has directly led to dramatically expanding the Latino electorate in key states. María Teresa advised President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and currently serves on the National Task Force on Election Crises and the Harvard & Brookings Working Group on Universal Voting. María Teresa serves on the boards of Steve Madden (NASDAQ: SHOO), Emily’s List, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She has been named among Bloomberg’s 100 Influential Latinos, Fa