Dallas Live 2017 - NALEO Educational Fund

Saturday Plenary – June 24, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Supporting the Lone Star State Post SB 4:
How Latino Leaders Can Unite to Combat Anti-Immigrant Laws and Practices

The federal government’s emerging approach to immigration enforcement policies and priorities has brought fear and uncertainty to many communities across the country. In the wake of Texas’ enactment of Senate Bill 4, which poses a serious threat to immigrants, the NALEO Conference will bring the largest gathering of Latino leaders together to discuss how we as a community can best support immigrants in Texas and across the United States. This plenary will explore how different communities are responding to this new paradigm and explore lessons learned from California’s Proposition 187 and Arizona’s SB 1070 experiences. The session will also highlight the role Latino policymakers can play in implementing best practices in their jurisdictions.

Special Introductory Remarks:

Hon. Sylvia R. Garcia, Texas State Senator; Chair, Texas Senate Hispanic Caucus; Former NALEO President

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Professor,
University of Texas at Austin

Hon. Rafael Anchia
Texas State Representative;
Chairman, Mexican American Legislative Caucus;
Former NALEO Educational Fund Chair

Hon. Steve Gallardo
Supervisor, Maricopa County, Arizona

Hon. Ed Gonzalez
Harris County Sheriff, Texas

Hon. Ricardo Lara
California State Senator; NALEO Board Treasurer

Ms. Nina Perales
Vice President of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Mr. Gabriel Sandoval
Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo

Thursday Plenary – June 22, 2017 | 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Presidency, Politics and Pay-Per-Clicks:
Digital and Traditional Media’s Impact on Election 2016

The evolution of media and its impact on American politics came to the forefront in Election 2016 in a way that our country has never seen before. With the 24-hour news cycle and social media turning breaking headlines into viral stories, voters were constantly inundated with un-fact-checked information and highly partisan content in the lead up to Election Day. This plenary will bring together leading experts to discuss how this phenomenon might have influenced the outcome of Election 2016, and whether it will shape the American public’s faith in the integrity of the press and our nation’s political system in the years to come.

Hon. César J. Blanco, Texas State Representative

Mr. Tucker Doherty, Data Reporter, POLITICO

Mr. Juan Carlos López, Chief Correspondent, CNN en Español

Mr. Ed O’Keefe, Political Reporter, Washington Post

Ms. Janet Rodriguez, White House Correspondent, Univision