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NHLA Presents 2012 Policy Agenda to Democratic Leadership, Challenges Party to Adopt Latino Policy Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday, September 4, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the 30 leading Hispanic organizations from across the country, will present the 2012 Hispanic Public Policy Agenda at a 10:30 a.m. presentation at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, N.C.

The quadrennial document contains specific policy recommendations on behalf of the nation's fastest growing community. Leaders of NHLA's member organizations will discuss recommendations for changes by the executive, legislative and judicial spheres in the areas of economic security and empowerment, education, immigration, government accountability, civil rights, and health.

Earlier in the month, NHLA officially released the 2012 Hispanic Public Policy Agenda to national media outlets at a press conference in Washington, D.C. The NHLA’s formal RNCC presentation was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Isaac, but there are plans to engage RNC leaders post conventions.

WHAT: Presentation of NHLA’s 2012 Hispanic Public Policy Agenda: Quadrennial Blueprint for Advancing the Latino Community

WHO: Hector Sanchez, NHLA Chair Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement Brent Wilkes, NHLA Vice-Chair Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR Jose Calderon, President, Hispanic Federation Yanira Cruz, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., President, USHLI Al Gallegos, President, National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives Minnie Gonzalez, President, NHCSL Rafael Fantauzzi, President & CEO, National Puerto Rican Coalition Dr. Elana Rios, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Assoc. Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Vilma Colom, President, NACOPRW Alex Nogales, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition

WHEN: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:30 am – 11:00 am, Presentation 11:00 am – 11:30 am, Q&A

WHERE: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Due to limited space, all members of the media interested in attending should contact Estuardo Rodriguez at estuardo@rabengroup.com.

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