White House to Hold Hispanic Community Action Summit in Phoenix on Saturday
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House will host a Hispanic Community Action Summit at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, January 28th, following President Obama’s visit to the city and State of the Union address to Congress earlier this week. The summit is the latest in a series of regional gatherings across the country that provides a forum for Administration officials to interact with and hear from the Hispanic community on a wide range of issues.
White House and Cabinet agency officials will meet with greater Phoenix metropolitan area community leaders, including small business owners and state and local elected officials, at the summit in innovative forums meant to facilitate in-depth discussions on topics including jobs and the economy, education, health care, and the need to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.
The meeting will begin with a morning plenary followed by a set of open space dialogues, in which participants set the agenda and identify action steps with officials through the afternoon. Members of the public must register in advance to participate at http://go.usa.gov/njC. A recent report on the President’s agenda and the Hispanic community is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/hispanic.
WHAT: White House Hispanic Community Action Summit
WHERE: Arizona State University, A. E. England Building, 424 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona
WHEN: Saturday, January 28th
RSVP: Space is limited. Media representatives who wish to cover the event must pre-credential by e-mailing their name, title, organization and contact information to Toby Chaudhuri at email@example.com by Friday, January 27th at 6 p.m. MT.
Administration officials expected to participate include:
- Ed Avalos, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- José Rico, Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
- January Contreras, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Julie Chávez Rodriguez, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement, The White House
- Cindy Padilla, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Lisa Pino, Deputy Administrator of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Lisa Garcia, Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection Agency
- Mariela Melero, Chief of the Office of Public Engagement, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Mónica Ramírez, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
- Gabriel Sandoval, Senior Advisor, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
- Paul Berumen, Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Carlos Munoz-Acevedo, Policy Advisor for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Alicia Villarreal, Regional Representative for Secretary Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Labor
- Herb Schultz, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Elizabeth Echols, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Terry Gunnell, State Program Director, Corporation for National and Community Service
- Barbara Gallegos, Program Center Coordinator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WHITE HOUSE HISPANIC COMMUNITY ACTION SUMMIT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
Arizona State University, A. E. England Building, 424 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
9 a.m. MT Obama Administration officials deliver opening remarks and present an overview of the White House Community Action Summit.
9:30 a.m. MT Opening plenary followed by a series of policy conversations
· Job Creation and Economic Recovery
· Educational Excellence
· The Affordable Care Act and Healthy Families
· Fixing America’s Broken Immigration System
10:30 a.m. MT Open Space Dialogue: Administration officials and summit participants create agenda and plan of action.
11 a.m. MT Senior Administration officials hold a brief availability with media representatives.
4 p.m. MT Closing session