CHICAGO, IL – August 1, 2019 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Coors Light announces the finalists for Coors Light Líder of the Year 2019. This group of 12 Latino community leaders demonstrates an outstanding commitment to empowering their communities. The leaders were nominated by national and local nonprofit organizations and selected by Coors Light based on their achievements and lasting impact on the Latino community. Coors Light is proud to offer its support to these emerging leaders who with their dedication and tenacious spirit enthusiastically work to help others through transformative initiatives that create lasting change in their communities. One of these 12 leaders, which include entrepreneurs, environmentalists, educators, and artists will become the 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year through an online public voting competition.

You can vote for your favorite leader at from August 1 through August 30. The winner’s nominating nonprofit will receive a $25,000 grant from Coors Light to create a community development program. Voting rules and restrictions apply. Must be 21 years or older. Void where prohibited.

“Since 2006, Coors Light Líderes has rewarded the remarkable passion of Latino leaders who see challenges as opportunities to drive change and make a difference. This year’s leaders are bold visionaries with a thirst for more and are inspiring others to reach success as well,” said Alberto Senior, who leads MillerCoors’ national Latino community efforts. “Congratulations to the 12 Latino leaders who today embark on an exciting adventure towards more success and being recognized for their achievements. Coors Light looks forward to awarding the 2019 Líder of the Year with a $25,000 grant to help yet another community move forward.”

The 2019 Coors Light Líderes are:

Sasha Moreno, Irving, TX, nominated by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Nilbia Coyote, Brooklyn, NY, nominated by Qualitas of Life Foundation

Sandra Raffaelli, West Palm Beach, nominated by aZul for Better Living, Inc.

Manuel Rodriguez, Chicago, IL, nominated by Revolution Workshop

Rosa María Hernández, San Diego, CA, nominated by MANA de San Diego

Evelyn Garcia, Los Angeles, CA, nominated by United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Berenice Yu, Houston, TX, nominated by Avenue CDC

Elaine Gonzalez Johnson, Philadelphia, PA, nominated by Latinas In Motion

Lucy Arellano, San Francisco, CA, nominated by Mission Economic Development Agency

Natalia Montelongo, Arlington, VA, nominated by Edu-Futuro

Victoria Shoemaker, San Antonio, TX, nominated by Hispanic Leadership Development Foundation

Viviana Reyes, Phoenix, AZ, nominated by Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors

The Coors Light Líderes program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Past Coors Light Líderes of the Year have used the $25,000 grant to advance mental health through music, expand bilingual technology programs in underserved communities, create awareness programs about environmental issues, and provide educational and mentoring resources.

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