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Over 20 Prominent Advocacy Leaders to Address the Hispanic Leadership Network's "Inspiring Action" Conference in Miami

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to join gathering of Hispanics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN), a center-right advocacy action group, today announced the agenda for its "Inspiring Action" conference to be held on Thursday, January 26th, and Friday, January 27th, at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa Hotel in Miami, Florida. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez will serve as conference co-chairs.

The two-day gathering will bring together more than 20 distinguished speakers and panelists, including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former Labor and Education Secretaries Elaine L. Chao and Margaret Spellings respectively, and former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin.

"I am proud to be speaking at the HLN conference. Hispanics constitute a tremendous and growing component of our nation's fabric. Together we must confront the challenges that concern us all and build stronger communities that ensure that Hispanics, like all Americans, have access to a better education, competitive wages, and quality healthcare," said U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

"Immigrants have always contributed to the social fabric and development of this nation. With a growing population, it's more important now than ever that we advocate for policies that put the educational well-being of our youth first," stated former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

The conference kicks off on Thursday night with a welcoming reception and debate watching party. HLN is a co-host with CNN and the Republican Party of Florida of that night's presidential debate. CNN will provide live coverage from the HLN debate watching party.

"We are proud to be bringing together center-right Hispanic leaders and activists to discuss the issues that most affect our community. We hope to inspire Latinos nationwide to continue the policy debate long after our conference and become active civic leaders fully engaged in the important issues of our country," said HLN Executive Director Jennifer S. Korn.

On Friday, the conference program features two panel discussions on job creation and the workforce and immigrants. Former White House Advisor to President George W. Bush, Ed Gillespie, will deliver the keynote address on the power of the Latino population in America. In addition, there will be three training sessions focusing on grassroots advocacy, media, and policy issues.

Below is the full agenda (subject to change) of the "Inspiring Action" conference.   

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012

4:30 PM: REGISTRATION OPENS

6:00 PM: WELCOMING RECEPTION: CELEBRANDO NUESTRA COMUNIDAD
Speakers Include:
Jennifer S. Korn, Executive Director, Hispanic Leadership Network
Fred Malek, Founder and Board Member, American Action Network
Senator Norm Coleman, Chairman of the Board, American Action Network
Governor Jeb Bush
Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL-18

7:45 PM - 9:30 PM: CNN DEBATE WATCHING PARTY
HLN is co-host with CNN and the Republican Party of Florida of the presidential debate which CNN will cover live from the HLN watching party

9:35 PM - 10:30 PM: CLOSING RECEPTION

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012

8:00 AMREGISTRATION OPENS

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: BREAKFAST AND CONFERENCE KICK-OFF
Speaker: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

10:05 AM - 11:00 AM: PANEL: INDUSTRIES DRIVING AMERICA'S ECONOMY: THE ENGINE FOR SUCCESS
Moderator: Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Panelists:Elaine L. Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Pablo Chavez, Director of Public Policy, Google
Cari Dominguez, Board of Directors, Manpower Inc. 

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM: REMARKS BY NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: LUNCH

1:05 PM - 2:00 PM: PANEL: WORKFORCE AND IMMIGRANTS: DISPELLING THE MYTHS
Moderator: Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Panelists: Alex Acosta, Dean, FIU College of Law
Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Adam Putnam, Commissioner, FL Dept. of Agriculture
Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: BREAK

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM: KEYNOTE SPEECH: HISPANIC AMERICAN POPULATION: KNOWING YOUR INFLUENCE          
Speaker: Ed Gillespie, Former Advisor to President George W. Bush

3:15 PM: BREAK  

3:40 PM - 4:50 PM: TRAINING SESSIONS (closed press)

Grassroots Advocacy Training: Turning Ideas Into Action
Jeb Bush, Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Jeb Bush & Associates
Jennifer S. Korn, Executive Director, Hispanic Leadership Network
Maria Cino, Vice President of Government Relations, Pfizer Inc. (invited)

Media Training: Delivering a Winning Message
Alex Castellanos, CNN Contributor
Rosario Marin, former U.S. Treasurer
Ruben Navarette, The Washington Post Writers Group columnist

Policy Training: Mastering Policies that Strengthen America
Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Lincoln Diaz-Balart, former Congressman, F-21

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: NETWORKING RECEPTION

6:00 PM: CONFERENCE IS ADJOURNED

CONTACT:
Lisette Garcia
202.370.3454

 

 

 

 

SOURCE Hispanic Leadership Network




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