North Carolina has a thriving Latino population. Since the 1980's, our Latino population has grown from less than half a percent to almost 8 1/2 percent and we have more more agricultural guest workers than any other state in the US. As of May 2012, there were nearly 100,000 registered Latino voters in North Carolina.* Is it any wonder that there is a COOPERATIVA LATINO Credit Union in North Carolina? Our branch office is located at 2410 Randleman Road, in the southern, more rural, end of the county.
The above photo was taken at Greensboro's festival for children last April, "El día de los niños." The event attracted families of many different ethnicities. Most people from elsewhere don't realize the diversity of the population in our great city.... in our great state. The number of languages, spoken in homes here, is approximately 180.
That the 2012 Democratic Convention was held in Charlotte sends indicates that politicans realize the importance of the ethnic minorities in our state. That we have a credit union to help Spanish-speaking residents save, borrow, and transmit funds is evidence that Greensboro is trying to meet the needs of all residents.
Today is First Friday. Consider taking a little bit of cash out of that Cooperativa Latino Credit Union- or wherever you bank- and heading downtown.....
* reference here.