Power and Policy


November 15th White House Briefing
The White House

Open to elected and appointed officials. Attend a briefing from President Barack Obama’s advisors on the current state of the immigration debate, healthcare implementation and education access. Click here to attend.

November 15th Awards Reception
Google, 1101 New York Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005

Join us for the first Power and Policy Award Reception honoring immigrant electeds. Click here more information on our honorees.

November 16th Elected Officials Conference
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001

Open to elected and appointed officials, this conference features sessions on strategy, messaging and legislation to help immigrant leaders succeed in the community and the Capitol.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ravi Bhalla, Hoboken, NJ City Council-member
Cindy Ryu, Washington State Representative
Bao Nguyen, Garden Grove, CA Board of Education Member
Rashida Tlaib, Michigan, State Represenative
Paul D. Lopez, Denver, CO City Council-member
Elise Foley, Political Reporter, Huffington Post
Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
Jessie Ulibarri, Colorado, State Senator
Adrian Saenz, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs at White House 
Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles, CA, City Council 
Frank Sharry,  Founder and Executive Director of America's Voice
Rebecca Jimenez, Guadalupe, AZ, Mayor



Power and Policy Agenda, November 16, 2013

8:00–9:00        Breakfast and Registration

9:00–9:30        Opening Remarks, NALP Founding Director Sayu Bhojwani                                               

9:30–10:00      Opening Keynote, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo      

10:00–11:00     Making Vision Reality: Introducing & Passing Immigrant-Friendly Legislation
Case Studies of Local or State Policies with Legislators

Moderator: Elise Foley, Huffington Post

1)    Garden Grove School Board Member Bao Nguyen, Garden Grove, California

2)    State Representative Cindy Ryu, Olympia, Washington

3)    State Senator Jessie Ullibarri, District 21, Colorado

11:15–12:15     Workshops

  Room 1) Democratic Reform: Presented by Mijin Cha, Demos

  Room 2) Messaging Immigration: Celinda Lake, Lake Research and Frank Sharry, America's Voice

12:30–1:45       Lunch Welcome

2:00–3:00        Building Power: Mobilizing our Communities

                   Current and former elected officials discuss how to use elected office to help
                   build immigrant communities’ voice, engagement and efficacy.

 Moderator: Adrian Saenz, White House Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

1)    Councilmember Paul Lopez, Denver, CO

2)    State Representative Rashida Tlaib, Detroit, Michigan

3)    Councilmember Ravi Bhalla, Hoboken, NJ

3:00-3:30        Closing Keynote       Guadalupe Mayor Rebecca Jimenez

3:30-4:00         Closing Remarks      NALP Board Chair Maria Mottola

4:00-5:00         Reception 


Discounted Hotel Rates:

We've secured a special rate at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill for those attending the conference.  If you call to make a reservation by phone please mention "NALP's room block" or use the following link to book your room online:  https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NALP2013Meeting


Contact Kara Hernandez for more information. Phone: 212-497-3481 Email: Kara@NewAmericanLeaders.org
To sign-up for the White House Briefing, submit your name here

November 15, 2013 at 6pm - November 16, 2013

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$2,500.00 Change Leader
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$145.00 Early Bird Package- Friday and Saturday
For elected officials only

$100.00 Early Bird Reception Ticket - Friday Night

$95.00 Early Bird Conference Ticket- Saturday All Day