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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Denver City Councilman Paul D. López joined by the city’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver’s Park and Recreation along with over 500 residents and 20 volunteers from the Westwood neighborhood, celebrated the official opening of Cuatro Vientos/Four Winds Park on September 6th.
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