Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Network Launch Multi-Pronged Campaign...

Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Network Launch Multi-Pronged Campaign to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Forum on Immigration at Georgetown University's Center for Latin American Studies on April 29Presentation of White Paper 'The State of Latinos: Immigration,' by the University of Denver's Center for Community Engagement and ScholarshipLaunch of Multi-Media Public Service Campaign 'I too am America' on Broadcast Television, at www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org and With Printed Material


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WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Network present a series of events to support comprehensive immigration reform.

The initiatives begin with a forum in conjunction with the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University entitled: “State of Latinos: The Consolidation of the Immigration Debate and its Impact on the Hemisphere.” The event, which is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of International Migration, will be held at Gaston Hall on April 29, starting at 9 a.m., and feature opening remarks by Grupo Salinas Founder and Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego, following a welcome by Dr. Carol Lancaster, Interim Dean, of Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. The forum will include a presentation of the white paper “The State of Latinos: Immigration,” by the University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship.

The forum and white paper are in addition to a multi-media informational campaign that includes public service announcements that will be aired on Azteca America that feature Mexican actor Luis Felipe Tovar, a web-based campaign on www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org and printed material that will be distributed by Azteca America affiliated stations in 69 cities throughout the country. The theme of the campaign is “I too am America,” emphasizing the important role that immigrants have played in the development of the United States throughout history.

“There are some very frightening anti-immigration messages and polices that are being promoted throughout the country right now,” said Luis J. Echarte, Chairman of Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Network. “Now more than ever is the time to push for comprehensive immigration reform to be actively debated and supported.”

About Fundacion Azteca America

Fundacion Azteca America is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for members of the Hispanic community currently in the U.S. Fundacion Azteca America, Fundacion Azteca, Azteca America and TV Azteca are companies of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas. For more information, visit www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org.

About Azteca America

Azteca America is the alternative choice in broadcast television for Spanish speaking families residing in the United States. As the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, Azteca America operates in 66 markets nationwide. Azteca America can also be seen on DIRECTV Mas Channel 441 (AZA 441) and DISH Network Channel 825. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V., Azteca America has access to the best programming from TV Azteca’s three national networks, including a library with over 200,000 hours of original programming and news from local bureaus in 32 Mexican states. The network complements Mexican programming with an innovative line-up of shows from international producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for Spanish-speaking viewers and unique advertising solutions for partners seeking to reach the most dynamic market in the country.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas (www.gruposalinas.com) is a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, contributing to building the middle class of the countries where it operates, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com), Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies TV Azteca (www.irtvazteca.com), Azteca America (www.aztecaamerica.com), Grupo Elektra (www.grupoelektra.com.mx), Banco Azteca (www.bancoazteca.com.mx), Afore Azteca (www.aforeazteca.com.mx), Seguros Azteca (www.segurosazteca.com.mx), and Grupo Iusacell (www.iusacell.com). Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. However, member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.

Grupo Salinas Media Contact:

Daniel McCosh

011 52 55 1720 0059

dmccosh@gruposalinas.com

Source Grupo Salinas; Fundacion Azteca America; Azteca America; The University of Denver; Georgetown University

SOURCE Grupo Salinas; Fundacion Azteca America; Azteca America; The University of Denver; Georgetown University

Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca America Network Launch Multi-Pronged Campaign to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform