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'Voto Latino' host conference amid Donald Trump rally

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 13:50:45-04

Amid Saturday's Donald Trump rally, a few blocks away will be a very different event. 

More than 500 young Latino voters will attend the Voto Latino Power Summit at the Stratosphere. 

"The only way that people will stop talking bad about us is if we actually flex our muscle," said Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino. 

Voto Latino is a non-partisan organization educating millennials on some of this year's biggest issues ahead of the election. Organizers said they would not be taking part in any Trump protest.

"He's probably got his work cut out for him here. It's probably easy to find a lot of people that want to watch a riot," said actor Nicholas Gonzales. 

"The temperature in this political election is too much. We're going to tone it down by showing up and joining brave," Kumar said. 
Instead, Voto Latino will be pushing first-time voters like Viviana Morales to become educated. Morales vote could decide what happens to her parents. 
"Immigration issues definitely have a direct impact on my family and me as well," said Morales. 

The event is bringing out some of the biggest names in the Latino community, including actor Wilmer Valderrama, United States Treasurer Rosie Rios and actress Diane Guerrero. All will speak throughout the summit which ends Saturday night.