LATISM Invited To Participate In White House Hispanic Policy Conference

LATISM Invited To Participate In White House Hispanic Policy Conference

LATISM To Participate In The White House Hispanic Policy Conference

The Two-Day Conference Will Bring Together Community Leaders And Government Officials For An In-depth Look At Top Hispanic Issues

WASHINGTON, DC –July 10, 2011 – Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), the largest organization of Latino professionals engaged in Social Media, today is proud to announce it has been invited to participate in the White House Hispanic Policy Conference, to be held at the White House on Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, 2011. LATISM Board members Giovanni Rodriguez and Elianne Ramos will have the honor to be among a select group of Hispanic leaders from across the United States who were invited to participate.

At the unique two-day event, top Latino leaders will come together with White House and Cabinet officials for a series of interactive workshops and conversations on the issues that matter most to Hispanics and all Americans:

  • Jobs and Economic Recovery
  • Latinos in the Workforce – Workforce Development, Training, and Safety
  • Education and the Hispanic Community
  • Justice and Civil Rights
  • Broadband and the Hispanic Community
  • Social Safety Net Programs
  • Livability and Community Sustainability
  • Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System
  • Rural Issues
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Social Innovation
  • Fair Housing Issues
  • Healthy Children, Healthy Families
  • Community Development, Access to Capital, Minority Business Development
  • STEM and the Hispanic Community

Elianne Ramos (@ergeekgoddess) LATISM's VC of Communications & PR

“I am both humbled and proud to be called upon to represent our LATISM community at an event of this magnitude,” says Elianne Ramos, LATISM’s Vice-Chair of Communications and PR. “As the 2012 elections near, it is of paramount importance for the Administration to pay attention to the needs and concerns of the Latino community. The Hispanic Policy Conference represents a positive step in that direction, and our LATISM community is now in a prime position to help develop policies that can positively impact our nation’s future.”

Giovanni Rodriguez @giorodriguez - LATISM's VC of Strategic Programs

“The conference presents Latino leaders with a unique opportunity to engage with their peers as well as elected and appointed government officials,” said Giovanni Rodriguez, LATISM’s Vice-Chair of Strategic Programs. “The White House continues to experiment with ways to engage and interact with Latino leadership. As evangelists for the adoption of best practices in social engagement, we’re looking forward to participating in a conference that’s designed not only to promote conversation but meaningful action.”

Watch the LIVE webcast of the plenary session and the daylong of breakout sessions at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

For live information from the conference on Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12, 2011, please make sure to follow @Giorodriguez and @ergeekgoddess on Twitter.

ABOUT LATISM

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos.  Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. Visit http://latism.org/

 PRESS CONTACT:
Elianne Ramos
Vice-Chair, Communications and PR
elianne@latism.org
646-932-7752

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