Legislators Convene 5th National Summit
Senator Robert Menendez, Florida House Speaker
Marco Rubio among high-ranking elected officials
Washington, DC/Miami, FL – Assemblyman Felix W.
Ortiz, (NY), President of the National Hispanic
Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), today
announced that the 5th National Summit will be
held on November 15-18, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
United States Senator Robert Menendez will be
among the high-ranking elected officials
participating with state legislators, corporate
executives, educators, and health policymakers.
Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, Puerto Rico
Senate President Kenneth McClintock and Puerto
Rico House Speaker Jose Aponte Hernandez will
participate in a Speakers Roundtable moderated
by Utah State Senator Ross Romero. The
roundtable will be a dialogue about education,
immigration and health issues, as well as a
discussion about what is at stake with the up-and-coming
NHCSL will also address the health crisis of
immunization disparities in the Hispanic/Latino
community. This session, to be moderated by
Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez will
include Dr. Matilde Irigoyen, Chair of the
Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein
Medical Center in Philadelphia.
State legislators will examine the much
anticipated changes from analog TV to digital TV
and what it will mean to Hispanic/Latino
households. Analog TV has been used for U.S.
television broadcasts since the 1940s but will
cease after February 19, 2009. Rob Stoddard,
Senior Vice President, Communications & Public
Affairs, National Cable & Telecommunications
Association (NCTA) will be among the panelists.
The Summit officially begins on November 15 with
the John S. Martinez Golf Outing, a fundraising
even to help young high school students achieve
their dream to attend college. The golf outing
will be held at the Doral Golf Resort in Miami.
Information is available at
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The National Hispanic Caucus of State
Legislators is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization of state legislators across the
nation, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Its mission is to organize, educate and focus
the energies of nearly 300 Hispanics who
comprise its membership in order to have a
positive impact on their communities. NHCSL
advocates for better housing, education, health
care, and business opportunities in the private
and public sectors for Hispanics nationwide.