MDP Hispanic/Latino Caucus Meeting Feb. 6
Are you interested in Hearing from our Elected Leaders from the US Senate, State of Michigan and City of Detroit? If so you don’t want to miss the Michigan Democratic Party’s Hispanic/Latino Caucus’s (MDPHLC) membership meeting on Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2010, from 10 am to 12 noon. The meeting will take place at Taqueria Mi Pueblo, 7278 Dix Street, Detroit, 48209. We have confirmed House of Representatives Speaker Andy Dillon and have invited U.S. Senator Carl Levin and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
Senator Levin was asked to share with us what is occurring in Washington, DC. Many of us are interested in learning what the final Healthcare bill will look like that has been debated in the Congress. We also want to know where Sen. Levin stands on Congressman Luis Gutiérrez’s Immigration bill that has drawn a wide range of support from many constituent groups.
Discussing issues from the State will be House Speaker Andy Dillon. Caucus Members may recall Speaker Dillon providing a State update last year when we were in Detroit and committing to supporting the Latino Community. The Speaker has also put together a Gubernatorial Exploratory Committee and this will be a great opportunity to hear his thoughts on where he will take Michigan.
Locally, many have read about the challenges and the unique opportunities in Detroit. At the meeting you will have an opportunity to learn what is at stake from Dave Bing, Mayor of Detroit. As he shared in his inaugural speech, we all must be part of the Detroit Solution.
Finally, if that is not enough to get you to email an RSVP to [email protected]; the MDPHLC will also have representatives from Reform Immigration for America and Detroit Public Schools Reading Corps initiative. Both of these programs warrant considerably attention and our hope is to engage members and urge them to get involved.
Larry C. Arreguin
Chair, MDP Hispanic/Latino Caucus