San Jose, CA—(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 12, 2003–Hundreds of the country’s most influential Hispanic leaders will meet at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s annual convention in San Jose, California September 3-6, 2003.
With 37.4 million Hispanics in the US or 13.3 percent of the population*, Hispanics who are now the largest minority in the country can influence everything from the economy to who gets elected in the next presidential race.
“Our convention will address issues such as increasing the Latino vote, improving the administration of justice in the nation, providing equal education opportunities for all and addressing civil rights issues particularly after 9/11”, says Carlos Singh, HNBA president-elect and convention chair.
The Hispanic population in the US is growing three times faster than the rest of the country. The Latino power is magnified by its concentration in six pivotal states: California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Illinois. This voting power can make or break any election not to mention the impact of Hispanic buying power on the U.S. economy projected to hit $1 trillion by 2005.
Attendees who will take part in debates and discussion forums include private and corporate attorneys, state and federal government officials, political, business and community leaders from across the nation. For more information visit http://www.alegria2003.com or call 1-866-264-4907.
Sponsored by: Merrill Lynch, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, ReedSmith, HellerEhrman, State Farm, Government of Mexico, DuPont, Northrop Grumman, Bell South Corporation, Schering-Plough Corporation, Pfizer, Seyfarth Shaw, Cingular Wireless, Alston & Bird, MBNA, General Electric, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Allstate, El-Observador, Pillsbury Winthrop, Cooley Godward, Wilson Sonsini, Godwin Gruber, UPS, Orrick Herrington, Santa Clara La Raza Lawyers Association, California La Raza Lawyers Association, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, NBC, Telemundo, Hispanic Business Magazine, Kodak
*Statistics provided by U.S. Census Bureau 2002 March CPS