Miranda to host Arizona Night at upcoming NALEO conference
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Catherine Miranda, D-Phoenix (District 27), will host the first Arizona Night during the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ 30th annual conference in Chicago.
Miranda, who is on the executive board of NALEO, said the conference provides an opportunity for Latino policymakers to collaborate with colleagues from across the nation to find ways to address some of the most pressing policy issues facing the country. This year boasts the largest delegation of Latino legislators from Arizona who will attend the NALEO conference.
“Nearly a dozen legislators from Arizona will be at this conference. It will allow us to network and dialogue about our state’s needs while engulfed in strategic discussions,” Miranda said. “This is meaningful. It shows that our voice is strong and that we are committed to representing the values of our community.”
To mark the occasion, Miranda is planning an Arizona Night event.
“Having an Arizona Night event will give us a chance to focus specifically on the challenges and opportunities that are unique to Arizona’s Latino communities,” Miranda said. “I hope that this will become a longstanding tradition.”
For more information on NALEO and the annual conference, which starts June 27, go to http://www.naleo.org/Chicago2013/.