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Obama to Address NALEO Conference in June

May 22, 2012
President Obama
President Obama

President Obama will address the nation's Hispanic leadership at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference in June, the organization announced. NALEO's 29th annual conference will be held in Orlando, Fla., June 21-23.

"We're pleased that the president of the United States will be joining our nation's Latino leadership at this historic event," said Sylvia R. Garcia, NALEO president. "With the changing demographics and the growing Latino population, this conference is an opportunity for the president to address key elected officials and leaders regarding the administration's efforts to address the unique issues and challenges facing the Latino community today."

The address will occur during a three-day convention of nearly 1,000 Latino public officials working at all levels of government in communities across the nation. Conference participants will join political and policy leaders for panel discussions on education, health, financial empowerment, broadband adoption and the growing clout of Latino voters in American politics, according to the release.

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"Our Hispanic officials represent millions of Americans across the country," said Juan C. Zapata, NALEO Educational Fund chairman. "With so much at stake this year, the NALEO membership is eager to hear from the president about his priorities and the actions his administration has taken on behalf of Hispanics and all Americans."

Obama will address the conference at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on June 22 at 1 p.m. ET.

For information about the conference and registration, please visit the NALEO conference website at:

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