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Saturday, September 28 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Latinx Wave

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25 years after Proposition 187 activated the Hispanic electorate in California, all eyes are on Texas

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Andrea Valdez

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Observer
Valdez joined the Texas Observer as editor-in-chief in June 2019. Previously, she served as the editor of Wired and spent 10 years at Texas Monthly, holding positions including fact checker, columnist and editor. Valdez is also the author of “How to Be a Texan: The Manual,” which... Read More →

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María Teresa Kumar

President and CEO of Voto Latino
Kumar is the founding president and CEO of Voto Latino and an Emmy Award-nominated contributor to MSNBC. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has registered more than a quarter million voters to participate in national elections. Kumar also serves on the national boards of EMILY’s... Read More →
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Albert Morales

Senior Political Director for Latino Decisions
Morales is senior political director at Latino Decisions, an organization that conducts political opinion research. Previously, he worked at the Democratic Governors Association and served in positions under three different chairs of the Democratic National Committee, including as... Read More →
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Alex Padilla

California Secretary of State
Padilla was elected as California’s secretary of state in 2014. Previously, he served in the California State Senate from 2006 to 2014, where he chaired the Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee. He also served as president of the National Association of Latino Elected... Read More →
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Eddie Rodriguez

State Representative
Rodriguez, D-Austin, has represented House District 51 since 2003. He sits on the Calendars,  State Affairs and Ways & Means committees. He also serves as co-founder and chair of the Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus and policy chair of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. Additionally... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall