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Menendez to Participate in a Digital Town Hall on Immigration Reform

June 7, 2013

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness

Senator Menendez

On Wednesday, June 12, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will answer questions on immigration reform during a digital town hall moderated by Voto Latino's President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar.

To get in on the action, go to where you can watch the live stream and follow the conversation on Twitter by using #AskMenendez. The event will leverage the power of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and text messaging and engage a large and active audience. Legislation currently is being considered by the the Senate.

"We have never been closer, but we need to keep up the pressure and keep up the fight to create a tough, but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants," Menendez said. "That's why I'm looking forward to answering questions from people across the country who not only understand how important it is to pass commonsense immigration reform, but know how to use the power of social media to help push it over the finish line."

Voto Latino is a nonpartisan organization whose civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. The organization is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

"Senator Menendez has shown tremendous courage and leadership negotiating the comprehensive immigration bill," Kumar said. "As a nation of immigrants, this legislation will define who we are as a country for the next century."

The town hall will also be live tweeted by Elianne Ramos (@ergeekgoddess), vice chair for Latinos in Social Media.

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