NYSUT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated Sept. 15–Oct. 15) with a new poster honoring Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez and Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, a classic power couple with achievements spanning film, music, sports, fashion and business. They also have teamed up to help people in need.
Days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Lopez’s ancestral homeland, the couple solicited $26 million in corporate donations; personally donated $1.5 million; and raised an additional $9 million through One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief, organized in partnership with singer Marc Anthony.
Lopez has sold more than 70 million records worldwide, her films have grossed more than $3.1 billion, and she is the only female entertainer to simultaneously have a number one album and a number one film in the United States.
She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her leading role in the 1997 biopic “Selena.”
A child of Dominican immigrants, Rodriguez became Major League Baseball’s youngest player in his 1994 debut with the Seattle Mariners at 18. He later signed a record-breaking, 10-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers, and is the youngest player to hit 600 home runs. Rodriguez heads A-Rod Corp, an investment firm focused on real estate, sports and wellness, media, entertainment and other industries.
The poster is available for download in English-language and Spanish-language versions; limited quantities are free for NYSUT members and leaders via the statewide union’s online Publications Ordering Catalog at nysut.org/publications.