The New Face of Energy: A Discussion with Latino Leaders on Energy Policy

As the U.S. Latino population tops 55 million, the political and economic outlook for Latinos is increasingly intertwined with the nation’s political and economic outlook. The energy sector employs millions of Americans, and energy and environmental issues factor into campaigns across the country. At the Democratic National Convention, join The Hill Latino and The Latino Coalition for a discussion on how issues around energy and the environment will shape the Latino vote and the economy.

1:35 p.m. Keynote interview with CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR (D-TX) in conversation with RAFAEL BERNAL, The Hill Latino

1:50 p.m. Roundtable discussion, featuring:

  • ELGIE HOLSTEIN, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, Environmental Defense Fund
  • MARK HUGO LOPEZ, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center
  • BILL RICHARDSON, former Secretary of Energy and Governor of New Mexico

Moderated by RAFAEL BERNAL, The Hill Latino

2:15 p.m. Sponsor perspective, featuring:

  • GEISHA WILLIAMS, President, Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • TONY SANCHEZ, Senior Vice President, Government and Community Strategy, NV Energy

Moderated by HECTOR BARRETO, Chairman, The Latino Coalition

2:30 p.m. Program concludes