Día 2 Convención Demócrata

Latino Victory Project presenta "The Future is Now " (El Futuro es Ahora)

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Conversación encabezada por Lin-Manuel Miranda y el vicepresidente Joe Biden como invitado especial. Chef José Andrés, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria Bastón, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Ray Luján (asistente de la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos), la congresista Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Ana-María Ramos (representante estatal de Texas), Zoe Saldaña y María Elena Salinas, se unirán a la conversación.

Washington, D.C. – Latino Victory Project anunció la realización de “The Future is Now” (“El Futuro es Ahora”), una conversación comunitaria virtual con el vicepresidente Joe Biden y Lin-Manuel Miranda como invitados especiales, y una gran cantidad de artistas latinos y funcionarios electos. La conversación se centrará en la necesidad de nuestro país de elegir un liderazgo eficaz y aumentar la representación latina desde los escenarios hasta los pasillos del gobierno.

Como parte de los eventos de la Convención Nacional Demócrata 2020, “The Future is Now” se realizará el martes 18 de agosto 2020 a las 3:30 p.m. hora del este. NowThis, transmitirá el evento completo para que los votantes de todo el país puedan sintonizarlo.

“Es un honor unirme a Latino Victory durante la Convención Nacional Demócrata en una conversación con el vicepresidente Joe Biden”, dijo Lin-Manuel Miranda. “A medida que la comunidad Latinx se convierte en el bloque de votantes minoritarios más grande de los Estados Unidos, estamos llegando a los votantes en comunidades de todo el país. Necesitamos un alejamiento radical de la política de división, insultos y supremacía blanca que están debilitando todas nuestras instituciones democráticas. Necesitamos un liderazgo que restaure el civismo en nuestro discurso social, y promulgue las políticas económicas y sociales que se necesitan desesperadamente y se basan en la igualdad. Estoy encantado de contar con el chef José Andrés, America Ferrera, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria Bastón y Zoe Saldaña, mientras celebramos el próximo capítulo de la política”.

“Latino Victory se compromete a elegir líderes fuertes y compasivos que se preocupen por fortalecer a las comunidades”, afirmó Luis A, Miranda Jr., presidente de la junta de Latino Victory. Miranda indicó que, “Necesitamos funcionarios electos con un historial de apoyo a políticas progresistas, desde empleos bien pagados hasta una reforma migratoria integral. Necesitamos asegurarnos de que nuestro gobierno amplíe el acceso a la atención médica, aborde el cambio climático y, finalmente, haga posible que cualquier estadounidense obtenga su título universitario sin hundirse en años de deudas”.

“La representación importa. Sabemos que las comunidades de color siguen estando en gran parte subrepresentadas en nuestro gobierno”, dijo Nathalie Rayes, presidenta y directora ejecutiva de Latino Victory Project. “Si bien los latinos constituyen el 18 por ciento de la población, solo el 1 por ciento de nuestros funcionarios electos son latinos”.

“Los latinos son un bloque electoral poderoso y nuestra participación de votantes puede ser el margen de victoria que decide las contiendas a lo largo y ancho de la papeleta electoral en los estados clave en el campo de batalla. Estamos listos para aumentar el impulso de los latinos, para movilizar el voto y elegir a más latinos para que nos representen en los gobiernos, desde los ayuntamientos hasta el Congreso”.

“The Future is Now” tiene como objetivo elevar la voz de la comunidad latina en la Convención Nacional Demócrata. El vicepresidente Biden y el actor, compositor y letrista Lin-Manuel Miranda, liderarán una conversación impactante e interesante sobre la elección de líderes efectivos en las elecciones de 2020 y el trabajo que se debe realizar para construir una nación mejor. También discutirán la importancia de la representación latina en cada componente de nuestra sociedad, desde los escenarios de actuación hasta los pasillos del gobierno.

The Future is Now también contará con la participación del Chef José Andrés y las artistas América Ferrera, Eva Longoria Bastón (cofundadora de Latino Victory Project), Jennifer Lopez, Zoe Saldaña, y entrevistas con invitados especiales realizadas por María Elena Salinas, periodista independiente y colaboradora de CBS News. La lista de entrevistas incluye a Ben Ray Luján (asistente de la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos), la congresista Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Distrito 26, Florida) y la representante estatal Ana-Maria Ramos (Texas HD 102).

Below, the official program for night two of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, happening Tuesday, August 18 from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern.

The theme of Tuesday’s program is “Leadership Matters.”
Highlights from tonight’s program are listed below:

LEADERSHIP MATTERS
Call to Order
The Honorable Tom Barrett
Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Credentials Committee Report
James Roosevelt Jr.
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee
Lorraine Miller
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee

Rules Committee Report
The Honorable Barney Frank
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee
Maria Cardona
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee

Platform Committee Report
Julie Chavez Rodriguez
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee
Dennis McDonough
Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee

THE LEADERS WE ARE
Keynote Address: “We Step Up to Lead”
Young and diverse elected leaders will offer different ideas and different perspectives during the keynote address, but everyone will speak to the future we’re building together—and why we need Joe Biden’s leadership right now.

Participants include:

Stacey Abrams, Georgia: Abrams, American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, and served as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Abrams was the Democratic party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, becoming the first African-American female major-party gubernatorial nominee in the United States.
State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Tennessee: State Senator Raumesh Akbari was elected to the Tennessee State Senate in Fall of 2018 after serving as a State Representative since 2013. Senator Akbari is currently chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus; former chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators; National Treasurer of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL); a State Director within Women in Government; and Financial Secretary of N.O.B.E.L., the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women. She served as a member of the Unity Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform.
Congressman Colin Allred, Texas: Representative Allred was elected in 2018. He represents northeast Dallas. Prior to being elected, Allred was a player in the NFL and the Civil Rights Attorney focusing on voting rights.
Congressman Brendan Boyle, Pennsylvania: Representative Boyle was elected in 2015. He represents the northern Philadelphia area. Prior to being elected to congress, he was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
State Senator Yvanna Cancela, Nevada: Yvanna Cancela was appointed in 2016 and then elected in 2018 to serve as Senator of Nevada’s 10th District. As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, she is the first Latina to serve in Nevada’s State Senate. Yvanna also is the executive director of the Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project. In 2014, Yvanna was named a White House Champion of Change for her work in immigration reform.
Former State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, Ohio: Representative Clyde served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2011-2018, where she represented Portage County in northeast Ohio.
Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, Florida: Fried was elected Commissioner of Agriculture in November 2018. She is the first woman to hold this office and first Democrat since 2001. Commissioner Fried is the only statewide elected Democrat in the state of Florida.
Mayor Robert Garcia, California: Mayor Garcia was elected in June 2014 and was the first openly gay mayor of Long Beach. Prior to being mayor he served as a member of the city council. Garcia immigrated from Peru when he was 5 years old with his mother.
State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Pennsylvania: Malcolm Kenyatta was first elected to serve as state representative for Philadelphia County in November 2018. He serves as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Delegation and as a member of the Governor’s Taskforce on Suicide Prevention as well as a host of committee leadership positions. As the first openly LGBT person of color and one of the youngest members elected to the PA General Assembly, he is deeply committed to creating an equitable and inclusive society.
State Senator Marlon Kimpson, South Carolina: Senator Kimpson was elected in 2013 in a special election. He is a lawyer representing a variety of clients including asbestos workers injured by occupational disease, employees and investors whose retirement funds have diminished due to fraud, families devastated by transportation accidents, and students whose civil and human rights were violated.
Congressman Conor Lamb, Pennsylvania: Representative Lamb was elected in 2019. He represents the northwestern Pittsburgh area. Prior to being elected, Lamb was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Justice Department’s Pittsburgh office. Lamb served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009-2013 and went on to serve as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
State Rep. Mari Manoogian, Michigan: Representative Manoogian was elected in 2018. Prior to being elected, she worked in the State Department.
State Rep. Victoria Neave, Texas: Texas Representative Neave was elected in November 2016 and re-elected in 2018. She represents part of Dallas County. She runs her own law firm where she represents clients on a broad range of topics.
President Jonathan Nez, Navajo Nation: Nez was elected Navajo Nation President in 2019. Prior to being elected, he served three terms as Navajo Nation Council Delegate, and two terms as Navajo County Board of Supervisors for District 1.
State Rep. Sam Park, Georgia: Representative Park was elected in 2016. He was inspired to run after his mother was diagnosed with Cancer and was able to receive treatment through the Affordable Care Act. He is the first openly gay man to be elected to the state legislatuer in Georgia. He did a Georgia LGBTQ+ Listening Session for the campaign in June.
State Rep. Denny Ruprecht, New Hampshire: Representative Ruprecht is New Hampshire’s youngest lawmaker. He was elected in 2018.
Mayor Randall Woodfin, Alabama: Mayor Woodfin was elected in October 2017, beating an incumbent in a run-off. The Mayor is the youngest Mayor in over a century in Birmingham. Prior to being elected Mayor he was a member of the Birmingham City School Board and an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Birmingham. He won his election focusing on revitalizing his city.

Introduction
Tracee Ellis Ross
American actress

We Respect the Constitution

Remarks
Sally Yates
Former Acting Attorney General of the United States

Remarks
The Honorable Charles Schumer
Minority Leader of the United States Senate

We Lead from the Oval Office
Remarks
Caroline Kennedy
Former U.S. Ambassador, daughter of President John F. Kennedy
Jack Schlossberg
Grandson of President John F. Kennedy

Remarks
The Honorable Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady of the United States

Remarks
The Honorable Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States

THE LEADER WE NEED
Introduction
Tom Perez
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Nominating Speeches for The Honorable Bernie Sanders
Bob King
Former President of the United Auto Workers
The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York

Nominating Speeches for The Honorable Joe Biden
The Honorable Chris Coons
United States Senator, Delaware
The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware

Roll Call Across America

THE LEADERS WE ARE
We Take On the Toughest Challenges

• The Biden Plan: Healthcare
We share Joe Biden’s plan to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, protect those with preexisting conditions, and expand access to every American – because for Joe Biden and his family, this is personal.

• More Perfect Union: A Conversation on Healthcare
Joe Biden listens to, and engages with, everyday Americans on what the Affordable Care Act means to them, to their health, and to their loved ones – and they all stress why we can’t stop working to expand access and bring costs down, especially during this pandemic.
Remarks
Ady Barkan
Progressive activist

THE LEADER JOE BIDEN IS
Remarks
The Honorable John Kerry
Former United States Secretary of State
Former United States Senator, Massachusetts
2004 Democratic Nominee for President

A True Commander-In-Chief
• The Biden Plan: National Security
National Security leaders who have served Democratic and Republican Presidents make the case for Joe Biden’s steady, experienced leadership.

• Family, Faith, and Country First

• “Teacher”
The story of Dr. Biden’s life, her career, and her relationship with Joe Biden, family, and staff.
Remarks
Dr. Jill Biden
Former Second Lady of the United States

• Performance
John Legend
American singer-songwriter

The official live stream for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be hosted on DemConvention.com.