LULAC National Policy & Legislative Director
Art Motta brings substantial congressional and Capitol Hill experience to LULAC as national director of policy and legislation. This includes work as a congressional staffer on Capitol Hill and amplifying the student voice at local, state, and national levels by mobilizing grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues at the United States Student Association and University of California Student Association.
Most recently, Art served as policy adviser for U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell where he managed a vast domestic and social policy portfolio of legislative issues including agriculture & nutrition, appropriations, economic & entrepreneurial development, education & workforce development, immigration, intelligence, science & technology, among others. Art worked to diversify and grow the ranks of Latino staffers and LGBT staffers in halls of Congress to create a more inclusive work environment through his participation, leadership, and mentorship in the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, the LGBT Congressional Staff Association and the Congressional Clean Energy & Technology Staff Association.
Art is native of Orange County, California, and earned degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Politics and Latin American & Latino Studies. In his free time, Art enjoys exploring the local dining scene when not hiking through Rock Creek Park, visiting local museums or walking to the nearest taqueria.
Thursday, March 17
9:00 AM EST
Setting the Agenda and National Platform
The Emerge Latino Conference brings together collegiate students and young professionals to underscore issues that affect diverse Latino communities from across the nation. The platform development session provides conference attendees a forum to initiate dialogs, share experiences, and present on issues that impact their home communities.
12:15 PM EST
Technology & Innovation Luncheon: Broadband in America: The Impact to the Growing Latino Communities
Presented by: AT&T
Internet access is an essential asset needed in today’s world for accessing resources, economic opportunities, education and necessary services. This panel will focus the conversation on the importance of driving solutions to ensure all communities, including those in urban and rural areas, have access to affordable high speed internet access