NEW YORK, March 26, 2020 – We Are All Human Foundation (WAAH), a non-profit focused on diversity, inclusion and equity, along with more than 75 national Hispanic leaders, launched today the “Hispanic Recovery Plan,” a clearinghouse for information and action to support and protect Hispanics whose businesses and jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is part of the “Hispanic Star”, a collective platform to unify Hispanics in the US and celebrate their contributions to the country.
The Hispanic Recovery Plan is a platform to communicate, organize and mobilize individuals nationwide, unify efforts to mitigate the immediate economic impact of COVID-19 and set a path for a solid and speedy recovery, particularly for Hispanic small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, and independent workers, who contribute more than $700 billion in sales to the economy annually, and employ more than 2.3 million people.
To drive tangible impact in the community, the Hispanic Recovery Plan will provide access to key leaders and subject matter experts via daily informational webinars on health, policy, business and other topics of interest for Hispanics during this time of crisis. The platform will enable a marketplace for talent and services to provide visibility and available opportunities. Leaders will appeal to corporate America to support the Hispanic community in a number of ways, including advocating to promote retention and increasing Hispanic supplier diversity.
The initiative also will empower the more than 5,000 Hispanic Star ambassadors nationwide to create “Hispanic Star Hubs” to share information and take action on local priorities.
“This is a time for Hispanics to unify efforts and take action together; COVID-19 is already affecting us all, but Hispanics will be disproportionately impacted,” said Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder and CEO of the We Are All Human Foundation. Ms. Romo Edelman has been invited to join the United Nation efforts to support global mobilization for COVID-19. “We understand the importance of coordinated action to protect each other today, but to also have a recovery plan so that we can get back on our feet quickly tomorrow,” Romo Edelman added.
Romo Edelman is a former UN diplomat with decades of experience in global mobilization for organizations including the World Economic Forum, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria. She has led global campaigns during other crises and pandemics.
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