2009 Public Policy Conference

More than 800 people attended the 2009 Public Policy Conference themed, "Latinos Leading in a Global Society," held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Over 22 Members of Congress, four Cabinet Secretaries, along with national policy leaders and experts discussed Latinos leading in key issue areas such as the 2010 Census, education, the economy and workforce, the green economy, energy, immigration reform, health care reform, rural America, Western hemisphere diplomacy and prosperity, and much more.

Click on the links below to check out the sessions.                                              

Opening Plenary: Census-Latinos Leading in Numbers

Opening Luncheon: Leading in Education

Afternoon Plenary: Latinos Leading Immigration Reform

Morning Plenary: Latinos Leading on the Economy and Workforce

Closing Luncheon: The Global Energy Revolution and Solution

Closing Plenary: Latinos Leading in the Green Economy and Partnering for the Future

Check out highlights of the Latino Leading Summit Series:

Challenges and Opportunities for Latinos in Rural America:
Hon. Ciro Rodriguez (TX-23)

Corporate America: The State of Latinos in Corporate America and America's Top Law Firms and Technology: Broadband -- The Effects on the Latino Community:
Hon. Joe Baca (CA-43), Hon. Charles A. Gonzalez (TX-20), Hon. Pedro Pierluisi (PR), and Hon. Silvestre Reyes (TX-16)

Cuidando Nuestros Niños: Early Childhood Education for Latinos:
Hon. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7)

Current Issues in Latino Homeownership:
Hon. Albio Sires (NJ-13)

Healthcare Reform: Impact on the Latino Community:
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)

Latino Labor in the New Economy:
Hon. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-39)

Salud Mental: Discussing Youth and the Public System:
Hon. Grace Napolitano (CA-38)

Strengthening Relationships in the Western Hemisphere: Building on the Summit of Americas:
Hon. Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15)