The Importance of Hispanic Leadership in Public Office - POSTPONED
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When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:30 PM
Where: Reed Smith LLP
1301 K ST NW
Suite 1100 - East Tower
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Jason Ortega

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Join us for a panel discussion on the importance of Hispanic involvement in local government. On the panel will be three leaders in our D.C. community and the discussion will be moderated by HBA-DC’s 2019-2020 President, Leila Jade Levi.


On the panel will be two D.C. elected officials. Attorney General Karl A. Racine is serving his second term as the D.C.’s first elected Attorney General. In his role, he has prioritized juvenile justice reform, consumer protection, affordable housing, and public integrity. Throughout his illustrious 25-year career, Attorney General Racine has worked in the public sector at the D.C. Public Defender Service and in the White House for President Bill Clinton, he also spent time in the private sector and was elected the first African-American managing partner of a top-100 American law firm, Venable LLP.


Joining him will be At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. Councilmember White is a native Washingtonian who has spent over a decade in public service. He has served in all three branches of government, from local to federal. Prior to his election to the D.C Council, he worked as the first Director of Community Outreach for the D.C. Office of the Attorney General at the request of Attorney General Racine.


Electoral success is impossible without excellent political organizing and getting your message to the electorate. Which is why we are thrilled to have Mayra Macias, Executive Director of the Latino Victory Fund providing her expertise and first-hand knowledge. Executive Director Macías has worked in political organizing and policy since 2012 when she worked for the Obama campaign. She subsequently worked on several issue-based campaigns and held multiple leadership positions in the Florida Democratic Party. In 2016, following a Capitol Hill Fellowship with Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLaura (D-CT), she became the first Latina Political Director for the Florida Democratic Party.


HBA-DC thanks Reed Smith for being this event’s host and sponsor. Refreshments will be provided.


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