Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs


Our mission is to advise and inform the governor and legislators on matters of importance to Latinos in Minnesota. MCLA does this by consulting with state legislators and the governor’s office on what impact proposed policy, procedures, laws or regulations have on Latino Minnesotans. MCLA also conducts research and relays data within various policy areas impacting Minnesota Latinos.

One of MCLA’s key roles is to infuse the Latino community’s voice within the legislative and policy making process. MCLA is the Latino community’s liaison and bridge to government, agencies and nonprofit sectors. 

Another role is to serves as a referral agency ensuring Latino Minnesotans are connected to the appropriate services and programs offered by state, local and community resources. MCLA’s objective is to empower Latinos, by injecting their voice into the legislative and policy making process, to become strong, visible and self-sufficient Minnesotans.

MCLA’s goal is to maximizing legislative impact by bring stakeholders to the Capitol, weighing the data/information and engaging the policy process.