Kim Gandy Janet  Napolitano Lizz  Winstead
Nicole Kurokawa Neily Elaine Chao Supervisor Hilda Solis
Cheri Jacobus Patricia Sosa Hilary Rosen
Rep. Yvette  Clarke (D-NY) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Jane Goodall
Atima Omara Saba Ahmed Ambassador Madeleine Kunin
Eleanor Melinda Gates Salma Hayek
Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) Eleanor  Smeal Kathleen Turner
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Dr. Maya Angelou Linda Chavez

To The Contrary Panelists


« Back to Panelists

Maria Teresa Kumar

mariateresa2.jpg

Named by Hispanic Magazine as among the top Latinas in Government and Politics, Maria Teresa Kumar is the founding Executive Director of Voto Latino, a youth organization targeting acculturated Latinos in civic participation. Under Maria Teresa's leadership, Voto Latino launched the first national mobile texting campaign to register voters in 2006, received various marketing awards for its unique programs including a Webby Award nomination, created the Celebrity Coalition chaired by actor Rosario Dawson, and established media partnerships that include MySpace, iTunes Latino and MTV. During the 2008 presidential elections, Voto Latino’s work concentrated in five battle ground states. It witnessed a 5% increase in Latino voter participation in those states above the national average.



Support for pbs.org provided by:

The Host

About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

More »