A Virtual Candidate Legislative Forum 2020 – Hosted by NMSDC & USHCC

A Virtual Candidate Legislative Forum 2020

A Virtual Candidate Legislative Forum 2020

Hosted by NMSDC and USHCC

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Thursday, October, 8, 2020
2pm – 4pm EDT

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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.

Hosts

Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble
Moderator
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

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Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ramiro Cavazos
President & CEO
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Opening Remarks

C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna, Vice President of Government and International Affairs, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna
Vice President of Government and International Affairs
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Moderators

April Ryan, White House Correspondent
April Ryan

White House Correspondent

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Armstrong Williams, Columnist, Host, Podcaster
Armstrong Williams
Columnist, Host, Podcaster

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Speakers

Chris Van Hollen, Senator, Maryland
Chris Van Hollen
Senator
Maryland

James E. Clyburn, Congressman, Majority Whip, Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina
James E. Clyburn
Congressman, Majority Whip
Sixth Congressional District of South Carolina

Rep. Joaquin Castro, Congressman, 20th District of Texas
Rep. Joaquin Castro
Congressman
20th District of Texas

Bill Flores, Congressman, 17th Congressional District of Texas
Bill Flores
Congressman
17th Congressional District of Texas

Sylvia R. Garcia, Congresswoman, 29th Congressional District of Texas
Sylvia R. Garcia
Congresswoman
29th Congressional District of Texas

Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence, Michigan's 14th District, House of Representatives
Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence
Congresswoman
14th Congressional District of Michigan

Michael Alexander Blake, Assembly Member, 79th District, The Bronx, New York
Michael Alexander Blake
Assembly Member
79th District -The Bronx, New York

Marie C. Johns, Former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Marie C. Johns
Former Deputy Administrator of the
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

T.W. Shannon, Former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
T.W. Shannon
Former Speaker of the Oklahoma House
of Representatives

Michael Steele, Former Lt. Gov of Maryland; Conservative Political Commentator
Michael Steele
Former Lt. Gov of Maryland;
Conservative Political Commentator


Registration is now open!
Virtual Candidate Legislation Forum
Admission: Complimentary/No Cost

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