Name: Maria Teresa Kumar
Title/Occupation: Founding Executive Director
Organization: Voto Latino
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Named by PODER Magazine as one of the most notable 20 US Hispanics under 40 years old, Maria Teresa Kumar is the founding Executive Director of Voto Latino. Under her leadership, Maria Teresa grounded the organization in technology developing the first voter registration via text message in 2006. She has grown the organization from a voter registration outlet to the leading social media, online community with over 15 media partners, 120 bloggers, 20 national partners and a field operation in seven states which have registered over 120,000 voters. Featured in HBO’s Celebrity Habla, Maria Teresa most recently negotiated, co-produced and hosted the first English language, prime-time town hall with MSNBC called “Beyond Borderlines: Latinos & Immigration”.
For more information about Maria Teresa Kumar and Voto Latino, visit www.votolatino.org