Readout of President and Vice President’s Meeting with Latino Leaders

The White House

Today, the President and Vice President met with 12 Latino leaders to discuss the Build Back Better Agenda and this Administration’s commitment to equity. During the meeting, the President and Vice President reiterated their promise to invest in Latino families and businesses across the country as we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downfall that resulted from it. The President and Vice President discussed their belief in the American Dream and the promise of America for all, and they vowed to continue working to strengthen our democracy and protect voting rights. Two years after the El Paso massacre, they vowed to keep fighting against the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland – domestic terrorism rooted in white supremacy, hate-fueled violence in all forms, and the scourge of gun violence in America. President Biden and Vice President Harris also restated their support for immigration reform in reconciliation that provides a path to citizenship for Dreamers, farm workers, TPS holders, and essential workers.

Latino Community Leaders in Attendance:

  • Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Domingo Garcia, National President, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Mark Magaña, Founding President and CEO, GreenLatinos
  • Frankie Miranda, President and CEO, Hispanic Federation (HF)
  • Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS
  • Lorella Praeli, Co-President, Community Change Action
  • Nathalie Rayes, President and CEO, Latino Victory
  • Jess Morales Rocketto, Civic Engagement Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Kenneth Romero, Executive Director, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)
  • Héctor Sánchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO, Mi Familia Vota
  • María Teresa Kumar, Founding President and CEO, Voto Latino
  • Arturo Vargas, CEO, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
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