At more than 15% of the American population, Latinos are being courted by candidates from the presidential race down to state and local races, which is why yesterday the AFL-CIO teamed up with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Univision as part of Latino Heritage Month to host a panel discussing what’s at stake in this election for Latino voters.
In case you missed the live webcast, watch the panel in the post or here: www.aflcio.org/latinovote .
Topics explored during the panel include immigration reform, education, unemployment, job training and much more.
Teresa Rodriguez, the co-anchor of Univision’s primetime award-winning weekly news magazine “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and one of the country’s leading Hispanic female journalists, served as the moderator and lead a discussion on issues of importance to Latino workers – the economy, jobs, immigration reform, voter protection, and labor standards. Issues we hope President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be discuss in tonight’s debate.
We also heard from Janet Murguía, president and CEO of NCLR; AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; Mike Periu, founder of Proximo International; Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF; Neidi Dominguez of Dream Team L.A.; and Ruben Garcia of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
You can also join the conversation on Twitter. If you were moderating tonight’s debate, what question would you ask President Obama and Governor Romney? Send your question to @AFLCIOLatino and use the hashtag #MyVoto2012.
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