NEW YORK, NY – June 22, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Toyota Motor North America—the largest automaker in the world— returns to the NALEO 33rd Annual Conference, as presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year. This year, both Toyota and NALEO are celebrating milestones. Toyota commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Corolla, the world’s best-selling car and most popular nameplate among Latinos, as NALEO observes its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of service to the Latino community and its political leadership this year. The Annual Conference will take place June 23-25, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
For more than a quarter century, Toyota has demonstrated a deep commitment to the Latino community on multiple fronts—from the organizations they support to the company’s procurement policies that help create jobs, driving economic development and providing opportunities in Latino communities throughout the nation. Overall, Toyota has contributed more than $800 million to help community organization and non-profits expand their ability to serve.
“We want to congratulate NALEO on their 40th anniversary, and salute them on their incredible work over the last 40 years,” said Patricia Salas Pineda, group vice president of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group (HBSG). “Toyota is pleased to once again partner with NALEO at their annual conference, and join other top Latino leaders in promoting civic engagement across the Latino community.”
“Toyota has been an important partner in helping NALEO achieve its mission to engage Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service,” said Arturo Vargas, NALEO Executive Director. “We are not only thrilled to have Toyota as this year’s Conference Presenting Sponsor, but to congratulate them on celebrating such a significant milestone, Corolla’s 50th anniversary.”
The NALEO 33rd Annual Conference provides a venue for the meaningful exchange of ideas and solutions to today’s most pressing policy issues. At the conference, Toyota will feature an interactive booth and a corporate café where attendees will not only engage with the brand, but also make new connections and find ways to further empower the community.
The NALEO Conference will include more than 1,000 Latino public officials and supporters from communities across the country. To obtain more information about the conference, please visit http://www.naleo.org/dc2016.
Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants and directly employ more than 40,000 people. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today. Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. To date, Toyota has contributed more than $700 million to nonprofits in the U.S. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com/usa.