Hispanic publishers to convene annual media and legislative summit Oct. 26-28 in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) is convening its annual NAHP Media & Legislative Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., October 26 – 28, 2009.   This year’s theme:  “Hispanic Print – More Than Words on Paper,” sets forth a critical agenda to advance the hundreds of Hispanic-owned media outlets that are the frontline of communication with the nation’s 45 million Hispanics.  NAHP logo

Research shows that this holds across generations, primary language, educational and economic status.  As Hispanic economic and political power surges, the position of Hispanic publications within their own communities could not be more important. 

With a pivotal position in the nation’s capital, The NAHP provides information and capacity building opportunities to its 200 members, assuring that members remain on top of their trade during challenging times.  The NAHP Media & Legislative Summit will engage thought leaders, policymakers and publishers from across the country to explore and debate contemporary issues that are rarely addressed from Hispanic perspectives and experience. 

Highlights include:
– Representatives of the U.S. Senate and Congress and national Latino organizations will address health reform, immigration reform, sustainability and the environment to gain inclusion of Hispanic issues in government decision-making.
– Senator Harry Reid will lead a breakfast dialogue on health reform.
– Publisher of the Year and Journalist of the Year will be awarded.
– Workshops and special sessions will make it possible for participants to articulate Hispanic experiences and perspectives on how policies and programs and challenges affect families, communities and small businesses.
– The NAHP will present the findings of its readership study , “State of Hispanic Print”.

NAHP members will meet with Senators and Congressional Representatives to open dialogue and share issues and opportunities to partner and improve communications with Latino communities.  They will provide greater insight on the importance of including Hispanic print media in communications strategies and as they frame their actions on the pressing issues of the day.  Register to attend by going to www.nahp.org or click here.