A Virtual Candidate Legislative Forum 2020
Hosted by NMSDC and USHCC
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Thursday, October, 8, 2020
2pm – 4pm EDT
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is teaming with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) to host a virtual Candidate and Legislative Forum on October 8, 2020.
At this critical moment in American history and in our own missions, we are inviting the candidates to address the issues that impact our black and brown communities. We want to hear their vision for confronting the current Coronavirus health crisis and its devastating and disproportionate effects on the minority business community and our ability to participate in the American economy.
This will be a non-partisan candidate forum.
We are committed to bringing together a diverse national audience composed of the membership of both the NMSDC and the USHCC vast network of more than 250 Hispanic Chambers across the country, 23 NMSDC Regional Councils, Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs), over 12,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Fortune 2000 corporations and other national partner organizations with their respective constituencies.
Minority Economic inclusion is one of the most urgent issues in this election. Together, the minority businesses we represent contribute over one trillion dollars to the American economy every year.
The Forum will include the following:
Segment 1 – President/Vice President Candidate Session
Segment 2 – Legislators Roundtable
Segment 3 – Policy Thought Leaders Discussion
Additional speakers are being confirmed and will be added to the next email and will be added to the registration site automatically.
C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna
Vice President of Government and International Affairs
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chris Van Hollen
James E. Clyburn
Congressman, Majority Whip
Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina
Rep. Joaquin Castro
20th District of Texas
17th Congressional District of Texas
Sylvia R. Garcia
29th Congressional District of Texas
Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence
14th Congressional District of Michigan
Michael Alexander Blake
79th District -The Bronx, New York
Marie C. Johns
Former Deputy Administrator of the
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Former Speaker of the Oklahoma House
Former Lt. Gov of Maryland;
Conservative Political Commentator