MALDEF's 2014 "Latino State of the Union" to Address Critical Public Policy Issues Facing the Latino Community

Event will be Broadcasted LIVE and Feature Latino Leaders from Across the Nation

NEW YORK, NY - On Thursday, February 20, 2014, MALDEF will host its 2014 Latino State of the Union at the Time Warner Headquarters in New York. The event will feature a panel of national Latino leaders discussing critical public policy issues facing Latinos today.

United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, will provide remarks as keynote speaker and the host of CNN Latino's Sin Límites, Elizabeth Espinoza, will moderate a panel discussion. Latino leaders participating in the panel discussion include: José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation; María "Gaby" Pacheco, Co-Director of the Bridge Project; Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO; and Tanya K. Hernandez, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law. Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, will provide an address.

2014 Latino State of the Union in New York City

Keynote Speaker:
Alejandro Mayorkas
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
United States Department of Homeland Security

Elizabeth Espinoza, Host, CNN Latino's "Sin Límites"
José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation
María "Gaby" Pacheco, Co-Director, Bridge Project
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO
Tanya K. Hernandez, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF

Thursday, February 20, 2014
5:45 pm - Program and Panel
7:30 pm - Reception (Open to public)

Time Warner Headquarters
One Time Warner Center, 10th Floor
The Screening Room
New York, NY 10019

For more information about the event or to RSVP, please contact Stephanie Loera at, or call (213) 629-2512, ext. 143.

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America" MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights and political access. For more information on MALDEF, please visit:

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