Don’t Overlook the People Behind the Scenery
Latinas and Latinos keep Colorado’s resort communities thriving
About one-quarter of the population in the central-mountain region identifies as Latino. In the greater Roaring Fork Valley, which spans from Aspen to Parachute, it's more like 30%.
Latinos keep Aspen, Snowmass, Glenwood Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone and so many other resort communities thriving.
But our needs as a community may not always be top of mind
According to a survey of 1,500 Latinos as part of Voces Unidas'
Colorado Latino Policy Agenda initiative:
57% of Latinos in 2022 said they had less than $1,000 in savings for financial emergencies.
Latinos are least likely to have health insurance, with 75% saying Colorado should expand access to health care services, regardless of immigration status.
41% of Latinos who live in a mobile home parks do not believe their water is safe for drinking.
And, when it comes to local government…
71% of Latinos say local policymakers are not doing enough to address inflation/rising cost of living.
66% of Latinos say local policymakers are not doing enough to address the housing crisis/provide affordable housing.
62% of Latinos say local policymakers are not providing enough services, protection for immigrants.