DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair, Organizers & Elected Officials To Host Labor Day Training In Arkansas

This Labor Day weekend, 1 year from the2012 Democratic National Convention, Democratic Latinos are headed to Demócratas Unidos, a two-day campaign and organizing training planned by the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of AR and the New Latino Movement
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Aug. 31, 2011 - PRLog -- September 1, 2011

Contact: Maria Baez de Hicks

Fayetteville, AR. – This Labor Day weekend, as a countdown to the 2012 Democratic National Convention,  Democratic Latinos are making their way to Demócratas Unidos, a two-day campaign and community organizing training planned by the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Arkansas and the New Latino Movement, a volunteer-run organization that works to engage, train and empower progressive Latinos across the U.S.

“Demócratas Unidos marks an important moment for the growing political power of Democratic Latinos, especially for those in the Southeast—a region where the Latino community doubled in the past decade,” said Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez, an Honorary Co-Host, featured guest speaker and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Illinois State Senate. “I’m excited to join my Democratic Latino colleagues in helping energize and train emerging leaders in winning campaign and organizing strategies. This weekend’s training, Gen44 reception and gala in Arkansas are clear indicators that Latinos across the nation are ready to work to elevate our community’s voice and Democratic vote.”

In addition to providing training sessions on community organizing, voter mobilization, fundraising, communications and digital engagement, the conference will also launch a new Twitter hashtag to use through the 2012 election cycle, “#GOTLV” – an abbreviation for “Get out the Latino vote.”

NOTE:     Press must RSVP by emailing info@demsunidos.com or calling (520) 261-3367.

WHAT:    Demócratas Unidos, A Conference & Gala Unleashing Latinos’ Electoral Influence

Saturday, September 3rd
9-10a.m.                   Conference Registration
[Fayetteville Town Center: 15 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR.]

10a.m. -5:45p.m.     Training Sessions
[See speaker list below & detailed agenda at www.demsunidos.com.]

   Gen44 Reception at the Clinton House Museum
       [930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville, AR.]
With special guests: Illinois State Senator Iris Y. Martinez, DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair,
Arkansas State Representative Greg Leding,
Matthew Seubert, President, Young Democrats, University of Arkansas,
Representative from Obama for America
This event is an opportunity for attendees to learn about the Obama Victory Fund’s young professionals fundraising council.

Sunday, September 4th
10a.m. -5:30p.m.
   Training Sessions at the Fayetteville Town Center
   Gala Dinner at the Fayetteville Town Center with Keynote Speakers Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel & DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair, Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez

WHO:     Conference attendees from various regions of the U.S. including AR, AZ, CA, D.C., FL, IL, KS, TX and VA.

Honorary Co-Hosts Include:

• Illinois Senator Iris Y. Martinez, DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair
• Rep. Charles Gonzalez (TX-20), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair
• Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03), CHC BOLD PAC Chair
• Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair
• Rep. Joe Baca (CA-43), Former Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair
• The Honorable Will Bond, Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman

Guest Speakers and Trainers Include:

• Sen. Iris Martinez, DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair

• Luis Heredia, Arizona Democratic Party State Director

• Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel

• Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan

• Jan Paschal, Arkansas Democratic Woman of the Year

• Mireya Reith, Arkansas Democratic Party 2010 Hispanic Outreach Director

• Jessica Morales, Obama for America Online Activist Manager

• Victoria Cepeida-Mojarro, Wellstone & Democracy for America Trainer

• Jorge Garcia, Former AR Justice of the Peace

• Professor Rafael Jimeno, University of Arkansas

• Juan Manuel Mendez, Founder and President, Arkansas Natural DREAMers

• Zessna Garcia, Student, University of Arkansas

• Daniel G. Ortiz, Political Data and Technology Director, Democratic Party of Arkansas

• Steve Smith, President of the Northwest Arkansas Labor Council and Former Executive Assistant to Governor Bill Clinton

• Lindsley Smith, Former AR State Representative

• Eddie Vega, Owner of EZSpanish Media

Additional event details and videos of conference commercial and students’ scholarship videos can be found at http://www.demsunidos.com.
Source:Maria Baez de Hicks
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