LEDC has embarked on a new strategic initiative to make advocacy a key integrated component of its comprehensive approach to community-based economic development.
LEDC's advocacy work promotes the adoption of programs and policies at the federal, state, and local levels to achieve economic inclusion and increase the political participation of Latinos and other DC-area residents who want to build or protect their assets in their communities. In addition, LEDC strengthens the participation of participants in the political process through community organizing and leadership training activities.
This work is done in collaboration with partners at the local level as well as local, state and national umbrella organizations of which LEDC is an affiliate.
LEDC's advocacy work focuses on five main areas:
To learn more about our current initiatives, click on the sidebar items.