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USHCC Announces Journalist Plenary for 2015 Legislative Summit

WASHINGTON, Mar. 12, 2015 – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has announced the panelists for its second annual “Journalist Plenary: Engaging the Public in the Information Age,” set to take place during the 2015 Legislative Summit on March 26th at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Participants of the plenary are Dana Bash, Chief Congressional Correspondent for CNN; Laura Meckler, Political Reporter for The Wall Street Journal; Alex Seitz-Wald, Political Reporter for MSNBC; and Adrian Carrasquillo, Editor of Latino Coverage for Buzzfeed News. The plenary will be moderated by Congresswoman Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations for Google.

This plenary brings together top reporters and opinion shapers to discuss headlining political news and trends impacting American business. The panel will be attended by hundreds of chamber executives, Hispanic business owners, Fortune 500 corporate representatives and leaders in federal and state government. Previous participants include: Jim Avila, Senior National Correspondent and White House Correspondent for ABC News and Fusion; Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent for Politico; and Peter Hamby, National Political Reporter for CNN.

“In a time when there are over 25 million eligible Hispanic voters in the U.S., it is more important than ever to highlight the growing impact of the Hispanic voice in our nation’s political dialogue. This program will bring attention to the economic and political goals of our diverse community, and elevate the conversation about Hispanics in America,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “We are thrilled to be joined by this outstanding group of thought leaders at our Journalist Plenary and look forward to the insights they’ll share with our members.”

Topics of this year’s plenary include: the Hispanic vote, speculation on the 2016 presidential election, the importance of data driven campaigns in modern day elections, and also the role Hispanic businesses can continue to play in politics through fundraising, endorsing candidates, and advocating for key legislation. For more information about the USHCC Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., please visit

About the 2015 Legislative Summit

The Legislative Summit is the USHCC’s premier advocacy event, offering numerous high-level engagements with leading government officials, training opportunities, workshops, roundtable discussions, procurement matchmaking sessions with federal agencies, and the chance to meet with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC

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