Posted on June 17, 2011

Obama to Speak to Annual Conference of Hispanic Civil Rights Group National Council of La Raza

The Washington Post, June 15, 2011

The White House says President Barack Obama plans to address this year’s conference of the major Hispanic civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza.


The president of NCLR, Janet Murgia, said Wednesday that Hispanics will want to hear from Obama on a range of issues, including those on which he has yet to take action.

Obama has been heavily criticized by some in the Latino community for his failure to move immigration reform, which he promised in his 2008 campaign to tackle in the first year of his presidency.