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Jeb Bush' Hispanic Leadership Network to powwow in Coral Gables

From a press release:

WASHINGTON, DC – Building upon a pro-immigration reform advertising campaign launched last Sunday, the Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN) today announced its third annual Miami Conference to be held April 18-19 at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida. Under the theme “Family Reunión,” the conference will be chaired by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutiérrez.

“HLN continues to successfully expand its role as a platform for elected officials, business leaders, and community activists to engage with Hispanics in a productive dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our country. I am incredibly proud of what HLN has already accomplished and enthusiastic about what lies ahead,” said former Governor Jeb Bush.

“We look forward to coming together in Miami and discussing how Hispanics can be active participants in the public debate about immigration reform, education, and economic policy,” said Secretary Gutiérrez.

The main goal of the conference is twofold: to examine and identify lessons learned from how the center-right movement has engaged Hispanics over the years, and to pave the way for center-right policy proposals to become legislative victories. Activists from across the country that understand how to successfully engage the Hispanic community will discuss how to be effective moving forward. The gathering will feature to-be-announced top center-right and Hispanic leaders.

“From immigration reform to debt reduction, Hispanics need to be front and center in the public debate about how to move our country forward,” said HLN Executive Director Jennifer S. Korn. “We will be in the trenches making sure our voices are heard and our influence is channeled effectively.”

Last week, the Hispanic Leadership Network launched a six-figure pro-immigration reform advertising campaign featuring Sec. Carlos Gutierrez. The ad campaign is part of a broader push from HLN and allies advocating for immigration reform.

The Hispanic Leadership Network, part of the center-right American Action Network, began its efforts in 2011 and strives to engage the Hispanic community on center-right issues that will restore opportunity and prosperity in America.