Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice

This one-hour film for VOCES, LPB's national primetime showcase of documentaries, tells the story of Willie Velasquez's lifelong battle to create political empowerment for Latinos. His work, particularly as a community organizer to boost voter registration, is profiled leading into the 2016 Elections. Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice (formerly Empowering the People: The Willie Velasquez Story) provides public media audiences with a better understanding of the historical, political and social issues facing Latinos and captures pivotal moments in U.S. history leading to Latino political strength today. This film is part of the PBS 2016 Election Specials line-up.

Total CPB Investment: 

$305,000

Made Possible by CPB's: 

Latino Public Broadcasting
Burbank, CA
TVPRG
$100,000
Hector Galan
Austin, TX
TVPRG - LPB subgrant
$205,000

Topics: 

History & Biography
Diversity
News & Public Affairs