Generation Opportunity Participates in 32nd Annual US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) National Convention

Sep 23, 2011, 16:49 ET from Generation Opportunity

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity – one of the fastest growing and largest grassroots organizations in the nation dedicated to organizing and mobilizing young adults through a strategy based on social media and ground operations – joined nearly 1,500 Hispanic business leaders in Miami, Florida, as a participant in the 32nd Annual US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) National Convention and Business Expo.


"As people who know how to turn vision into reality and jobs, Hispanic business leaders are very concerned about the poor economy, zero job growth, and the lack of opportunity available to young adults," said Paul T. Conway, President of Generation Opportunity. "This event allowed our team to meet with even more leaders with first-hand experience creating jobs, listen to their concerns, and incorporate their ideas into our national mobilization strategy."

Building on its involvement earlier in the year in the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) national convention, Generation Opportunity is strongly committed to sustained work with the Hispanic community. As an official participant in the USHCC event, Generation Opportunity met hundreds of conference attendees who indicated a desire to get engaged and have an impact. The group will reach out and engage young leaders who want to be involved in mobilizing young Hispanics to be more active on the issues that impact their daily lives such as unemployment, government spending, and business creation.

Generation Opportunity commissioned a national poll with the polling company, inc./WomanTrend (April 16 – 22, 2011, +/- 4% margin of error) and asked young Hispanics about their views on jobs and the economy. The results are contained below.  


  • A 57%-majority of Hispanics agree that "if taxes on business profits were reduced, companies would be more likely to hire."
  • In a separate question, a 56%-majority concurred "the economy grows best when individuals are allowed to create businesses without government interference."
  • By nearly a 3:1 ratio, Hispanic young adults prefer "reducing federal spending" (69%) to "raising taxes on individuals" (27%) in order to balance the federal budget.
  • 70% of Hispanic young adults would decrease federal spending if given the chance to set America's fiscal priorities.
  • 61% indicated their agreement with "American Exceptionalism" – described as an ideal of freedom and democracy exclusive and unique to the United States.


Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.

Generation Opportunity operates on a strategy that combines advanced social media tactics with proven field tactics to reach Americans 18-29. The organization's social media platforms – "Being American" on Facebook and "The Constitution" on Facebook – have amassed a total fan base of more than 1.5 million. Both pages post links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal General Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.

Read about Generation Opportunity here; visit "Being American" on Facebook here, and "The Constitution" on Facebook here.

For our Spanish-language page – Generacion Oportunidad – click here.

CONTACT: Matthew Faraci

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