National Latino Advisory Council
The National Latino Advisory Council was created by President Barack Obama in 2008.
Advisory Council Members
- Federico Peña, Chair of the Council, Former Mayor of Denver and Former Secretary of Transportation, National Obama Campaign Co-Chair
- Geoconda Arguello-Kline, President, Nevada Culinary Workers Union
- Xavier Becerra
- Adolfo Carrión, Bronx Borough President
- Henry Cisneros, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Bishop Wilfredo De Jesús, Vice President of Social Justice, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
- Charlie González
- Raúl Grijalva
- Luis Gutiérrez
- Ambassador Luis Lauredo, Former Ambassador to the Organization of American States
- Patricia Madrid, Former Attorney General of New Mexico
- Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union
- Linda T. Sánchez
- Hilda L. Solis
- Nydia Velázquez
Creation of the council
In August 2008 the Obama Campaign announced the formation of its National Latino Advisory Council, highlighting the continued growth of support Senator Obama is receiving in the Latino community nationwide.
- According to the campaign, the advisory council is made up of key labor, faith, community leaders, and elected officials from across the country and will serve as an advisory council for the campaign on issues important to the Latino community as well as play an active role reaching out and organizing Latinos in their communities and across the country.
Said former Clinton supporter Hilda Solis:
- "As the Latino community continues to get to know Senator Obama, it is clear that he is the right candidate for our issues and is the best candidate to deliver the change that America desperately needs...Senator Obama not only understands the struggles and diversity of our community but because of his personal history and background he will stand with us and be a fighter for our issues. I look forward to continuing to work to elect Senator Obama as the next President of the United States."