National Leaders to be Honored for Their Contributions to Opening Doors for the Latino Community




March 01 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Julian Teixeira
jteixeira@nclr.org

(202) 776-1812

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Jose Antonio Vargas and United We Dream to be recognized at 2013 NCLR Capital Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nationally renowned leaders including Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, journalist and founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas and United We Dream will be honored on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 as NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hosts its twenty-sixth annual NCLR Capital Awards gala. The NCLR Capital Awards is a yearly bipartisan tribute to leaders who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to promoting understanding of the Hispanic community and supporting public policies that have a positive impact on Latinos.

This year, more than 750 notable figures including government officials, business leaders and community activists will be in attendance as NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía presents the awards to the 2013 recipients.

The only award ceremony of its kind, the Capital Awards acknowledges outstanding politicians and change-makers from both sides of the aisle who have made an indelible impact on improving opportunities for the Latino community.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:   
Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR
Kamala Harris, California Attorney General
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City (video message)
Journalist and founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas
United We Dream
Jim Avila, Senior News Correspondent, ABC News

WHAT: 2013 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

NOTE: A terrific photo opportunity!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To cover, please contact Julian Teixeira, Director of Communications, at jteixeira@nclr.org or visit www.nclr.org/capawards.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

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