Three Democrat candidates for President will speak at The National Council of La Raza’s annual convention on Monday, July 13.
According to The Kansas City Star, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley will attend the convention in Kansas City, Mo., and will give speeches that will be closed to the general public.
La Raza President and CEO said in a video interview that the Republican presidential candidates were invited, but all have claimed scheduling conflicts that prevent their attendance. “It’s a missed opportunity,” she said.
Below is the organization’s Mission Statement, and an excerpt from its 2014 Annual Report wherein La Raza takes credit for advocacy efforts that led to President Obama’s executive order on immigration. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.