|Cleveland’s Latino Community Hosts Debate Watch Party: Religious and Community Leaders View and Analyze Debate|
** Media Advisory for October 22, 8 PM **
WHO: Viviana Hurtado, Latino Outreach Coordinator and Spokeswoman, Project Vote
Pastor Max Rodas, Pastor of Nueva Luz Church
Pastor Jesus LaBoy, Pastor of Elim Gospel Church
Pastor Jose Reyes, Pastor of Nueva Vida Church
Veronica Dahlberg, Executive Director of HOLA Ohio
Invited viewing audience from local parishes and community organizations
WHAT: 8 PM Roundtable Discussion prior to watching debate
9 PM Debate Watch
10:30 Post Debate Analysis
WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2012
WHERE: Nueva Luz Church, 2226 West 89th St., Cleveland, OH
WHY: With turnout expected to be high this election season, the Latino community is increasingly making their voices heard at the ballot box. Members of Cleveland’s Latino community will watch the final debate on foreign policy and discuss the issues that impact their lives.
Both before and after the debate, award-winning reporter and blogger Viviana Hurtado, the Latino Outreach Coordinator and spokeswoman for Project Vote, will moderate a community forum with local community leaders and the invited viewing audience. Audience members will include members of the local churches, the Hispanic Alliance and HOLA Ohio.
Viviana will also remind the audience of the non-partisan voter information and education phone number 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota, a national bilingual hotline designed to assist Latino voters with all aspects of the electoral process.
For more information and interviews, please contact Sue Dorfman at 202 546-4173 x 314.
Project Vote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) that works to empower, educate, and mobilize low-income, minority, youth, and other marginalized and under-represented voters.
Hispanic Alliance, Inc. is a nonprofit network of organizations serving the Hispanic/Latino communities of Greater Cleveland and Northern Ohio and further the social, educational, and economic development of the Hispanic/Latino community through advocacy, leadership development and the formation of strategic partnerships.
HOLA Ohio is a small, grassroots Latino organization based in northeast Ohio that works to empower Latinos through community organizing, advocacy, and civic engagement.
Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center is a faith-based holistic health ministry of the New Light Community Church of the Nazarene challenging the root causes of systemic poverty among Latino and other underserved individuals through holistic and culturally competent service and community building. It is an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.
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