On Monday, July 13, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address an audience of 2,000 Latino advocates and leaders at the 2015 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, to be held at the Kansas City Convention Center.
“We are thrilled that Secretary Clinton will join us to speak to the thousands of Latino community leaders who will gather in Kansas City next week,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR. “We look forward to hearing about her vision for the country and her thoughts on the issues of greatest concern to our community.”
More than 7,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference, while the free and open to the public Family Expo® will attract nearly 40,000 people to the downtown area. The conference will also honor Janet Murguía, a Kansas City, Kan. native, who in 2015 celebrates 10 years as President and CEO of NCLR
The Kansas City Tourism office estimates the economic impact of this convention at $5.9 million. This is based on spending by the attendees and the organization.
The 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. Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Washington, DC, serving all Hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country. It has state and regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, and San Antonio. For more info, go to www.nclr.org.