Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Martin O’Malley to Keynote NCLR’s Annual Conference


Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is set to give the keynote address to the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization in the country next week at the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. O’Malley has made issues important to the nation’s Latino community central in his quest for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Having already spoken extensively about the economy, income inequality and immigration on the campaign trail, O’Malley’s campaign team highlighted the fact the governor’s first appearance after declaring his candidacy was to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.

In a statement, NCLR said that this year’s conference “promises to highlight the area’s increasingly diverse community, as well as the tremendous accomplishments and growing influence Latinos have throughout America’s heartland.”

Looking to showcase his record on Latino issues, the O’Malley campaign released a statement that read “Governor O’Malley is the only candidate in the race with a proven record of helping Latino families,… from championing drivers licenses for New Americans, passing the DREAM act in the legislature and leading Maryland to become the first state to defend it at the ballot box, to increasing government contracts to Latino owned businesses by 157 percent and making Maryland public schools the best in the nation five years in a row.”

In addition to hearing from leading Latino voices and political figures, this year’s conference, to be held July 11-14, will also include numerous workshops, seminars, trainings and networking events centered on issues important to the Latino community.

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