SEIU Announces ‘The Immigrant Vote 2004’ Campaign at the NAHP Media Summit

SEIU Announces ‘The Immigrant Vote 2004’ Campaign at the NAHP Media Summit



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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 16, 2004–Over 50 people attended the SEIU press conference sponsored by The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. on Wednesday, June 9, 2004. A coalition of more than ten organizations gathered at the Holeman Lounge in the National Press Club to mobilize other organizations into producing over two million immigrant voters throughout the country for this year’s election.

“No one organization is capable of mobilizing the whole country,” said Maria Echaveste, representing the New American Opportunity Campaign. Echaveste, former Deputy Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton, also addressed the important role that NAHP, Inc. plays by reaching the Hispanic community through many of its publications around the country.

The coalition at the press conference included the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Center for Immigrant Democracy, El Mundo Newspaper, Gamaliel Foundation, National Council of La Raza, New American Opportunity Campaign and Project Vote.

“The Immigrant Vote 2004” outreach campaign aims to reach 31 states including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Various members of the media, especially Hispanic and Asian, attended the press conference, which was part of the NAHP Media Summit. For more information on “The Immigrant Vote 2004,” please contact Marie Watteau, at 202-842-9882.

For more information call 202-662-7250 or e-mail cnascimento@nahp.org

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc

The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., (NAHP, Inc) is the largest organization representing Hispanic publications at the national level. NAHP Inc. counts more than 200 member publications with a combined circulation of more than 12 million. Its member publications reach more than 50 percent of Hispanic households in 55 U.S. markets, every week. NAHP, Inc. provides Hispanic publications with the most effective medium to reach its readership. NAHP Inc. works hard at keeping the Hispanic community informed and educated about social issues, updating its readers about member publications, providing technical assistance and improving the quality of Hispanic publications at the national level. Please, visit our website for more information: http://www.nahponline.org or call 202-662-7250.

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation

The National Hispanic Press Foundation is the 501-c-3 educational sister organization of NAHP, Inc. and its Hispanic publishers. Its mission is to build communities through excellence in publishing. The Foundation’s programs include an annual publication of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Hispanic scholarship directory, a national circulation audit campaign to enhance the viability of Hispanic publications, media research, scholarships, voter registration and educational programs, among others. For more information see http://www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org or call 202-662-7250.

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CONTACT:

Public Affairs Officer

Cristiane Nascimento

(202) 662-7250

SEIU Announces ‘The Immigrant Vote 2004’ Campaign at the NAHP Media Summit