The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights organizations in the country, and their annual conference is the largest gathering of Hispanic leaders, institutions, politicians and activists in the United States.
This year’s NCLR conference is in Kansas City, MO from July 11-14, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to speak to an estimated 2200 delegates along with Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Martin O’Malley.
will hear NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía and other speakers
address key issues in the Latino community today, including our nation’s
economy, technology and community policing, among others. – See more
The delegates will also gather to hear NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia and others speak on July 14 about issues of importance to the Latino community such as immigration, community policing, the economy, and education just to name a few.
Any smart politician is keenly aware of the fact that Latinos are the fastest growing demographic group in the US, and will have increasing clout in the upcoming 2016 presidential election.
People who are competing for their party’s presidential nominations and eventually the presidency of the United States would be wise to speak to these assembled leaders at this NCLR Conference, lay out their vision for America and what their policies will specifically do for the Hispanic community.
But guess who won’t be in the Kansas City Convention Center for the NCLR conference? All 16 Republican presidential candidates. Interesting to note they all declined their invitations from NCLR to speak at this year’s conference.
Hmm. Don’t feel bad Latino community. The GOP routinely disses the NAACP convention until it’s an election year. Shows you how serious they are about wanting to court your votes, and I hope you remember that in November 2016.
But then again, with all the hateful rhetoric they and Donald Trump have spewed lately about Mexican immigrants lately on FOX Noise and in conservafool media combined with their refusal to pass immigration reform despite having control of the House and Senate, it’s probably why the Republican candidates are making sure their campaign travel plans don’t include Kansas City this week.
Should be fun to watch what happens in KC over the next few days and see what excuses the GOP presidential clown bus comes up with as to why they avoided the NCLR Conference.