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CHCI Alumna Sasha Moreno Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant

Sasha Moreno is among 12 finalists
for 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year

Washington, D.C. – August 1, 2019 – Sasha Moreno, Dallas Chapter President of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Association, has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Líderes finalists for her commitment to empowering the Latino community. Coors Light believes in rewarding the dedication and tenacious spirit of emerging leaders who enthusiastically work to achieve success by helping others. Sasha Moreno is one of 12 líderes who are competing to become the 2019 Coors Light Lider of the Year through an online public voting competition.

The public can start voting for Sasha Moreno at today, August 1, through August 30, 2019. The winner will receive a $25,000 grant to implement a program in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to improve and empower the local Latino community. Voting rules and restrictions at apply. Must be 21 years or older. Void where prohibited.

“I am honored to represent my community for this year’s Coors Light Líderes program,” said Sasha Moreno, Dallas Chapter President of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Association. “Coors Light has made a commitment to the Hispanic community to recognize and reward the dedication and tenacious spirit of emerging Latino leaders like me. I am grateful for the opportunity to compete and hopefully win a grant for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.”

Sasha Moreno was selected as one of the 2019 Coors Light Líderes because of her commitment to serving her community. In California and Texas, she has represented her local chapters at several CHCI Leadership Conferences and National Leadership Retreats and voiced the concerns and issues affecting the local alumni and her communities. Sasha has also led five “Leadership Development” seminars at CHCI’s former annual Ready2Lead events (this program has been replaced by the R2L NextGen Program), which are geared towards Latino high school students to assist them with their pursuits of a college education. She also mentored Latino high school students one-on-one during the Ready2Lead Mentor Power hour to share her college tips and advice for many first-generation students.

Under her leadership, the Dallas Alumni Chapter’s engagement and community involvement has grown over 250%. She led and assisted with the efforts to partner with the Dallas-based organization, The Latino Center for Leadership Development, to build a pipeline for emerging Latino leaders to pursue their interest in running for public office post CHCI. In Fall 2018, the partnership was officially launched at “The Future of Latino Leadership Panel & Reception” where she moderated the panel. As an extension of this launch, she also spoke on “The Latina Advantage: Setting a National Leadership Agenda” panel at Southern Methodist University where they discussed the status of Latinas in policy-making and leadership roles while highlighting the implications and strategies in expanding the leadership pipeline.

Sasha has achieved her professional goals, while retaining a commitment to volunteering to help others succeed. She is an immigration attorney and the newly elected Dallas County Justice of the Peace 4-2. She is the first Latina(o) judge to hold this seat in this precinct. She continues to serve her community and is actively involved in various organizations and professional associations.

“Through the Coors Light Líderes program, we have the opportunity to create awareness about 12 outstanding Latino leaders who are inspiring others and making a difference to champion leadership in communities across the country,” said Alberto Senior, who leads MillerCoors’ national Latino community efforts. “For more than a decade, the Líderes program has recognized the unique accomplishments of over 170 leaders, and I am excited about awarding the 2019 Líder of the Year with a $25,000 grant that will help the Latino community move forward.

Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. The Coors Light Líderes program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at, Facebook, and on Twitter using @CoorsLightLider.

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