March 13, 2013, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET
About This Event
The state's rising diverse electorate has significant implications on the future political impact of Texas. The Mexican American, African American, and Asian American populations in Texas accounted for 88 percent of the state's 4.3 million person increase from 2000 to 2010. By the next presidential election, roughly 900,000 Latinos in Texas are expected to enter the electorate. It’s clear with Texas’s growing diverse constituency that communities of color will have significant influence in future elections.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Progress 2050 Action for a robust discussion on how communities of color, particularly Latino voters, are changing the political climate in Texas and the implications of the shifting demographics on politics and policies moving forward.
Welcome and Introductions:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
Jeremy Bird, Founding Partner, 270 Strategies; Former National Field Director, Obama for America
Julie Martinez Ortega, Washington Director & Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, PowerPac.org
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Vanessa Cárdenas, Director, Progress 2050 Action, Center for American Progress Action Fund
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center