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Jeb Bush to hold Hispanic confab in Miami just before FL's Jan. 31 primary

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a softy on immigration to some conservatives, is hosting a conference on behalf of the Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami just before the primary. Which Republican presidential candidate shows? Who doesn't? Does it matter? We'll see.

The press release:

The Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN), a center-right advocacy action group, today announced the HLN Conference co-chairs former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez for its third regional conference. The conference “Inspiring Action” will be held in Miami, Florida on January 26-27, 2012. Following the success of the first Florida conference in January 2011 and the New Mexico Conference in September 2011, HLN continues to expand its reach and connect with Hispanics who seek center-right policy solutions to resolve the challenges that our nation faces. 


“HLN is providing business leaders, elected officials and Americans – all with shared common values a platform to collaborate and turn their vision into a real grassroots effort,” said former Governor Jeb Bush. “I am happy to co-chair again with my friend Carlos.”


“It is a great opportunity to come together and discuss the issues that most affect our community as Americans. Facing an all-time high 11.4 percent unemployment rate, the Hispanic community has been the most affected by the economic downturn,” said Secretary Gutierrez. “Hispanics see the value in a free enterprise system to succeed economically.”


“We continue to build on the momentum and enthusiasm of the past HLN conference attendees. Hispanics are leading the way to rebuilding America’s dream,” said Jennifer Sevilla-Korn, HLN Executive Director. “This conference will bring together the Hispanic grassroots community to not only talk about solutions to our nation’s problems, but to put in place a plan of action to make these solutions a reality.”


On the eve of Florida's Republican presidential primary, the HLN conference is the ideal platform for future presidential candidates, elected officials and community leaders to engage with the Hispanic community.


Program details to follow. To register for the conference visit


What: Hispanic Leadership Network “Inspiring Action” conference


When: Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, 2012


Where: Doral Hotel and Resort, Miami, FL


About the Hispanic Leadership Network
The Hispanic Leadership Network is an advocacy action group focused on engaging the Hispanic community on center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government and individual empowerment. HLN serves as a home for center-right Hispanic advocates across the country whose goal is to restore opportunity and prosperity in America.


For more information about HLN, contact Jennifer Sevilla-Korn at, visit or follow HLN on Twitter @HispanicLN.