Largest gathering of Latino policymakers in nation: speakers include CA Gov. Jerry Brown, CA Attorney General Kamala Harris and Mexican Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora
May 22, 2014 (San Diego) – Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and less than five months before the upcoming midterm elections, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will assemble the largest gathering of Latino policymakers in the country for NALEO’s 31st annual conference June 26-28 at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego.
This year’s conference will feature more than 1,000 Latino public officials and supporters from communities across the country. Conference participants will join policy leaders for panel discussions on various issues on the national agenda, including immigration reform, education (with an emphasis on STEM), healthcare, voting rights, Latina political leadership, U.S.-Mexico bi-national issues, water, pensions and an in-depth overview of the influence of Latinos in the upcoming midterm elections. The program will also include a track specifically designed for newly elected officials.
In addition, national leaders will join NALEO for a special plenary on June 26 that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by addressing the evolution and future of the civil rights movement for Latinos and all Americans.