Latino legal civil rights organization convenes 3rd Annual

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) will host the 2010 Latino State of the Union: the 3rd Annual Roundtable on Law, Policy and Civil Rights at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The nation’s leading Latino scholars and advocates will discuss the major policy initiatives facing the Latino community in 2010. Among the participants will be Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Director, Office of Public Engagement U.S. Department of Labor (Invited), and Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic
Center. MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz will
deliver the keynote address. Among the issues to be addressed are:
Census 2010, comprehensive immigration reform, workforce development,
redistricting and universal broadband adoption.

WHAT:

2010 Latino State of the Union – The 3rd Annual Roundtable on Law,
Policy and Civil Rights

 WHO:
 The Honorable Robert Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Senate
 The Honorable Xavier Becerra (D-CA), U.S. House of Representatives
 The Honorable Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) *Invited U.S. House of Representatives

Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Director, Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Dept.
of Labor *Invited

Maria Cardona, CNN Commentator and Principal, Dewey Square Group

Joaquin Avila, Executive Director, National Voting Rights Initiative &
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Seattle University School of
Law

Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center

Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, President, Hispanic Federation and Chair,
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.

 Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF
 WHEN:
 Wednesday, January 20, 2010
 12:00 pm – 2:00 p.m. EST
 WHERE: The National Press Club, Grand Ballroom
 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20045