Menendez To Participate In Digital Town Hall On Immigration Reform

U.S. Sen. Robert Menenedez

U.S. Sen. Robert Menenedez

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At noon on Wednesday, June 12, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez will answer questions on immigration reform during a digital town hall moderated by Voto Latino’s President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar. The event, which leverages the power of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and text messaging to engage a large and active audience, takes place as comprehensive immigration reform legislation is being considered by the full Senate. 

“Now is the time to fix our broken immigration system once and for all,” said Menendez (D-NJ). “We have never been closer, but we need to keep up the pressure and keep up the fight to create a tough, but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. That’s why I’m looking forward to answering questions from people across the country who not only understand how important it is to pass commonsense immigration reform, but know how to use the power of social media to help push it over the finish line.”

“Senator Menendez has shown tremendous courage and leadership negotiating the comprehensive immigration bill,” said Kumar. “As a nation of immigrants, this legislation will define who we are as a country for the next century. We are thrilled to have the Senator answer Voto Latino’s audience questions and help us navigate this complex, personal bill. I feel so privileged to have him join us for this town hall.”

On June 12th, go to where you can watch the live stream and follow the conversation on Twitter using #AskMenendez. Individuals can also share links or embed the live stream and Twitter feed on their own website to get even more immigration supporters involved.

Kumar is the President and CEO of Voto Latino, a non-partisan organization whose civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

The town hall will also be live tweeted by Elianne Ramos (@ergeekgoddess), Vice Chair for LATISM – Latinos in Social Media.

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