Denver’s former Mayor, Federico Peña (5th on left), along with 14 other Latino leaders met with President Obama.
Photo: Pete Souza/White House/Casa Blanca
continue to work to raise awareness in the Hispanic community on how these changes affect them.
Participants included: Henry Cisneros, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Luis Cortés, Esperanza USA; Moises Denis, Nevada State Senator; Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; Betsy Franceschini, Orlando, Florida community leader; Joe Garcia, Former U.S. Department of Energy Official; U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Iris Martinez, Illinois State Senator and Chair of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and Chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus; Eliseo Medina, Service Employees International Union; Margaret Moran, League of United Latin American Citizens; Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza; Federico Peña, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Chair, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Jose Villarreal, Ambassador to the US-Expo in Shanghai; and Arturo Vargas, National Association of Latino Elected Officials.
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