Univision News, a division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading
media company serving Hispanic America, announced the dates for the
"Meet the Candidates" events that the Company is hosting along with
Facebook to discuss education and the future of the Hispanic community.
Republican presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney, will be participating in this conversation with Univision News on September 19, 2012, while President Barack Obama's event will take place on Sept. 20, 2012.
Both events will be streamed online in English and will be televised on the Univision Network at 10 p.m. ET/PT on each night. These are the first-ever events of their kind targeting Hispanic Americans. The "Meet the Candidates" events will both take place in front of a live audience at the University of Miami Bank United Center Field house.
"Hispanics will play a key role in electing the next president of the United States and these events will help address key issues so that the more than 20 million Hispanics expected to vote this year can make an informed decision," said Cesar Conde, president, Univision Networks. "We are pleased that both President Obama and Governor Romney understand the importance of sharing their vision with Hispanic Americans, a group that is younger and more active in social media than the average citizen, and whose influence in U.S. politics continues to grow. By partnering with Facebook and the University of Miami, we are further bringing access to these candidates to an incredibly important segment of the population."
"The University of Miami is proud to be part of these important events that will address the future of education and Hispanics in the nation," said Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami. "Our students are thrilled to have the candidates for President on our campus."
Moderated by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas, the award-winning anchors of Univision's national evening newscast "Noticiero Univision," the conversations will focus on education and the future of the Hispanic community. Each will be streamed on the Univision Noticias Facebook page, with Facebook's politics hub also highlighting the events. Univision News will also be engaging audiences via Facebook in advance of the events.
Univision News is covering the lead-up to the 2012 Presidential Election across all platforms, in both Spanish and English.This includeselection coverage onUnivisionNoticias.com, the Noticias
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University's mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. www.miami.edu
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