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Sunday May 8, 2011

President Obama This Week to Deliver Keynote Address at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

President Obama This Week to Deliver Keynote Address at National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

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Esperanza, one of the nation’s largest faith-based Hispanic organizations, announced today that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Ninth National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, in Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will speak at the Prayer Breakfast, as well.

“We are honored to have President Obama, who has a long history of supporting the rights and concerns of Hispanic Americans, to speak at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast,” said Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., president of Esperanza. “This year, with so much at stake in the United States and around the world, we come together in prayer and to celebrate and advocate for Hispanic Americans.”

The Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The 2011 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference May 10-12 brings clergy of different denominations and leaders of Latino community-based organizations to Washington, D.C. for the Prayer Breakfast, as well as the State of Hispanic Housing Dinner, the Esperanza Partners & Awards Dinner, and for advocacy training and Capitol Hill visits.