“An ambitious national drive to naturalize and register eligible Latinos to vote is, in fact, under way. It’s being run by unions (including the Culinary), churches, immigrant-rights groups, and Florida’s Miami-Dade County, with a near-term goal of preparing large numbers of new voters to participate in the November elections.”
— The New Yorker, “The Latino Vote, in Nevada and Beyond,” Feb. 23, 2016
Everywhere you turn, people are trying to figure out the Latino vote, and what it might mean in the November 2016 elections.
What analysis has taken place — from the Latino generational rift in the Democratic party to the cultural identity arguments of the GOP — has been from the outside looking in at the Latino community nationally, regionally and locally.
This town hall series is different. These are the insiders who can really talk about the nitty-gritty, the down-and-dirty, the absolutely imperative engagement with the increasingly important Latino vote.
Join us for the first event in the series on Wednesday, April 13th at 5:30pm at the Hub at Commerce Square's Apollo Theater.
AL DÍA News Executive Editor Sabrina Vourvoulias will lead the conversation, joined by Philadelphia Magazine's Citified Editor & Deputy News Director Holly Otterbein, with the following guest panelists:
- Daniel Restrepo, CNN Español Political Contributor and Former Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs
- Leslie Acosta, PA House of Representatives
- María Quiñones-Sánchez, Philadelphia City Council
- Farah Jimenez, Commissioner, Philadelphia School Reform Commission
- Ángel Cruz, PA House of Representatives
Registration is required to attend this event. There will be registration and networking from 5:30pm-6pm. The event will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a reception at 7:30pm.
Parking is available at PARKWAY Garage, located on 21st street between JFK Blvd. and Market Street. A $6 discount will be available to all guests at the Hub's front desk.