This afternoon, Bronx Borough President and city comptroller candidate Adolfo Carrion will speak at a panel about Latino voters here in the Twin Cities.
An email to reporters from Carrion’s office says he’ll be "available to media throughout the convention."
Yesterday, Al Sharpton spoke at a panel about education–any other from New York Democrats here?
Here’s the advisory:
VOTER MOBILIZATION EFFORTS
Analysis Highlights Growing Latino Political Influence as New Census Data Shows Nearly
One in Three Americans Will Be Hispanic by 2050
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), the nation’s premiere Latino leadership organization, announced today that it will brief participants at the Republican National Convention on the growing Latino electorate and its likely impact in Election 2008.
As new census data show, Latinos constitute the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States. The community’s growth is already being demonstrated in rising political clout. Unprecedented numbers of Latinos turned out for this year’s presidential primaries, supplying the margin of victory in several key contests.
NALEO will discuss key findings from its Voces del Pueblo ("Voices of America") report, an innovative survey of registered Latino voters in town hall meetings across America, and release a pocket handbook (in collaboration with ImpreMedia) profiling the Latino electorate in key states. The national coordinators of the historic Ya es Hora ("It’s Time") campaign, an unprecedented collaboration of national Latino organizations and Spanish-language media that has mobilized nearly 1.4 million Latinos to become U.S. citizens, will discuss how they will build on the success of the citizenship campaign to turn out Latino voters in 11 key states in November.
Luncheon Briefing on the Latino Vote
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
Adolfo Carrión, Jr., NALEO President, Bronx Borough President
Rita DiMartino, NALEO Educational Fund Board of Directors
Rep. Luis Fortuño, NALEO Board Member, Member of Congress,
Congressional Hispanic Conference Chair (Invited)
Jospeh Miro, NALEO Board Member, Delaware State Representative, President of NHCSL
Ana Rivas Logan, NALEO Board Member, Boardmember Miami-Dade County Public School District
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director
Janet Murguia, NCLR President
Ulrico "Rico" Izaguirre, Mi Familia Vota Board Member
Ana Navarro, Advisor, John McCain 2008 Campaign (Invited)
Republican National Convention, Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 12:00 P.M.
Marriott Minneapolis West
Room: Waterford I&II
9960 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55462