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La Prensa Exclusive: Obama for America-Ohio announces members of Ohio Latino Leadership Council

COLUMBUS, May 9, 2012: President Barack Obama’s Ohio campaign for re-election today announced to La Prensa Correspondent Alan Abrams an initial list of members that will comprise its Ohio Latino Leadership Council.

According to Jessica Kershaw, Press Secretary, Obama for America - Ohio the “Ohio Latino Leadership Council for President Obama’s re-election is comprised of a group of highly respected members of the Latino community who have a range of knowledge and expertise in various areas and professions. 

“The Council will serve as a vehicle to communicate the messages of the campaign within the Latino community by acting as surrogates and validators of the President’s message.

“The Council will also act as an advisory group to the campaign in providing information and insight about Latino Affairs and will continue to grow throughout the next six months.”

Isabel Framer, one of the founding members of the first Latino Leadership Council in 2008 and who is a leading member of this year’s Council said, “We as a Council to re-elect President Obama will be conducting Latino outreach throughout the state. We will work on putting together rallies, phone banking sessions and canvassing in our regions. And we will be providing advice and suggestions on matters that pertain directly to the Latino Community.”

Members of this Council include, by region:

Lupe Williams – Wayne County: Community Organizer;

Alvaro Decola – Akron/Canton: Attorney; Federal and State Court Certified Judiciary Interpreter and Translator;

Isabel Framer – Copley/Akron: Language Access Consultant, LLC;

Adrian Labra – Canfield

Student, Youngstown University; Community Activist; CVS Customer Care;

Geraldo Colón – Cleveland: Senior Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau;

Edna Fuentes – Cleveland: Western Reserve University School of Medicine Research Assistant;

Andrés González – Cleveland: Member, Hispanic Roundtable;

Isabel Framer

Miriam Ortiz Rush – Cleveland
:  Community Activist;

María J. Pujana, MD – Cleveland: Board of Directors, Cleveland Foundation; Director, MetroHealth Foundation; and Board of Directors, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation;

Evelyn Rivera PH.D. – Cleveland: Clinical Psychologist;

Jazmine Lugo Torres – Cleveland: Attorney at Law; Former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge;

Lucy Torres- Cleveland

Hispanic Liaison for Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland;

Hugo Urizar – Cleveland

President Ohio Hispanic/Latino Democratic Party Caucus;

Rev. Max Rodas – North Olmstead: Member of Clergy;

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta – Columbus

Director at Latino Small Business Development Center;

Guadalupe Velásquez – Columbus: City of Columbus, New Americans Initiative Coordinator;

Lourdes Barroso De Padilla – Columbus

Senior Director, National Events at City Year; President Elect at LEON (Latino Empowerment Outreach Network);

Emerald Hernández – Columbus: Director of Government Affairs, Ohio Civil Service Employees Association;

Diana Pagán – Columbus: CAPA Columbus New Haven, Community Service Manager;

Ramona Reyes – Columbus: Columbus City School Board Member;

Joel Arredondo – Lorain

Lorain City Council President; President of C.H.I.P. (The Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress); Obama for America Ohio Truth Team Member;

Michael Ferrer – Lorain

Coordinator and Member of C.H.I.P.

Victor Leandry – Lorain: Community Organizer;

 Dan Ramos – Lorain

Ohio State Representative, Ohio’s 56th State House District;

Mary Santiago – Lorain

Community Organizer;

Anita López – Toledo

Lucas County Auditor;

Lourdes Santiago – Toledo: Senior Attorney, City of Toledo Law Department;

Baldemar Velásquez – Toledo: President, Farm Labor Organizing Comm, AFL-CIO;

Leo Pierson – Cincinnati: Community Development Strategist; Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Cincinnati State Community College;

Jason Riveiro – Cincinnati: Former LULAC State Director; Community Activist.


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