Obama's Latino Advisory Council
In August 2008 the Obama Campaign announcedthe formation of its National Latino Advisory Council, highlighting the continued growth of support Senator Obama is receiving in the Latino community nationwide.
- According to the campaign, the advisory council is made up of key labor, faith, community leaders, and elected officials from across the country and will serve as an advisory council for the campaign on issues important to the Latino community as well as play an active role reaching out and organizing Latinos in their communities and across the country.
Its members included;
Federico Pena, Chair, National Hispanic Advisory Council, Former Mayor of Denver and Former Secretary of Transportation, National Obama Campaign Co-Chair; Geoconda Arguello-Kline, President, Nevada Culinary Workers Union ; Congressman Xavier Becerra; Adolfo Carrion, Bronx Borough President; Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Bishop Wilfredo De Jesus, Vice President of Social Justice, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Congressman Charlie Gonzalez; Congressman Raul Grijalva ; Congressman Luis Gutierrez; Ambassador Luis Lauredo, Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Patricia Madrid, Former Attorney General of New Mexico; Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President, SEIU ; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; Congresswoman Hilda Solis; Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
ACORN’s Outside Advisory Committee
In 2009 the ACORN Outside Advisory Committee comprised of John Banks Vice President of Government Relations Con Ed, Dave Beckwith Executive Director, Needmor Fund, Henry Cisneros Executive Chairman, Cityview, Eric Eve Senior VP of Global Consumer Group, Community Relations, Citigroup, Harvey Hirschfeld President, Lawcash, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Board Member, RFK Foundation, former MD Lt. Governor, John Podesta President and CEO, Center for American Progress, Andy Stern International President, Service Employees International Union.
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Immigration Town Hall
Henry Cisneros (from left), U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett and Jaime Martinez of the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation headline a town hall meeting and discussion panel at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
With immigration reform stuck axle-deep in the federal mud of Washington, more than 100 citizens and activists gathered Saturday at a town hall meeting to try to figure out how to give it a little push.
The message was anything but subtle: “President Obama: Sign an Executive Order Now. Stop Deportations and Family Separations,” read the large sign hung in the parish hall of Immaculate Conception Church deep on the West Side.
Cisneros, who is co-chair of a bipartisan task force grappling with the immigration issue, pulled no punches in describing the sad state of things in Washington. “Immigration reform, which God knows we need, is stalled. Dead stopped, principally because of the Republican Congress,” he told the crowd.
- Democratic Underground.com, Jan-01-06
- ACORN press release September 29, 2009
- [AAFE 2013 Banquet Journal, by Douglas Lim at Mar 26, 2013]
- San Antonio Express News: Activists Rally Local Support For Immigration Reform, By John MacCormack August 30, 2014