Photo: Obama at the NALEO conference in 2008
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida.
“We’re pleased that the President of the United States will be joining our nation’s Latino leadership at this historic event,” said Sylvia R. Garcia, NALEO President. “With the changing demographics and the growing Latino population, this conference is an opportunity for the President to address key elected officials and leaders regarding the Administration’s efforts to address the unique issues and challenges facing the Latino community today.”
The address will occur during a three-day convention of nearly 1,000 Latino public officials working at all levels of government in communities across the nation. Conference participants will join political and policy leaders for panel discussions on education, health, financial empowerment, broadband adoption and the growing clout of Latino voters in American politics.
“Our Hispanic officials represent millions of Americans across the country,” said Juan C. Zapata, NALEO Educational Fund Chairman. “With so much at stake this year, the NALEO membership is eager to hear from the President about his priorities and the actions his administration has taken on behalf of Hispanics and all Americans.”