LULAC Presidential Town Hall

July 11, 2019 at the Wiconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI.

4 CANDIDATES: Castro, O'Rourke, Sanders, Warren.

Background: The town hall was part of the 90th LULAC National Convention and Exposition.
Candidates had two minutes for introductory remarks followed by questions.  Moderator Enrique Acevedo asked several questions (first in Spanish then in English) followed by questions posed by members of the audience.

In addition to the four candidates participating in the town hall, several other candidates attended the convention.  Tulsi Gabbard was slated to "give three speeches at the conference during the Defenders of Freedom Breakfast, an address on the National Stage, and a speech at the Youth and Young Adult Banquet."  Marianne Williamson keynoted a women's luncheon.  LULAC leadership weighed whether it might be possible to include more candidates in the town hall.  However, these four had responded in a timely manner to the invitation.  Fewer candidates allowed attendees and viewers to better get to know the candidates, and the broadcast arrangement limited flexibility to add others.

July 6, 2019

LULAC and Univision Partner to Present Presidential Town Hall in Wisconsin

Nation’s Oldest & Largest Civil Rights Organization Joins with Univision for Conversation with Candidates Thursday, July 11th

Washington, DC
 – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and UNIVISION have announced a partnership to produce the nation’s first Campaign 2020 Community Townhall with four Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday, July 11th, 6-8PM Central at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, during the 90th Anniversary LULAC National Convention and Expo.

“We are proud as the oldest legacy civil rights organization in the country to be working with America’s largest Spanish-language media company on such an important and historic event,” says Domingo Garcia, National President. “LULAC and UNIVISION see this as the moment when our community begins the conversation that will decide the race for the White House and the future of more than 58-million Latinos,” added Garcia.

Confirmed attendees coming to the LULAC-UNIVISION Townhall are:Bernie Sanders, (D-VT); Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Julian Castro - Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Beto O’Rourke, Former United States Congressman for the 16th District of Texas.

“Univision News’ exclusive polling of Latino eligible voters attests that our community is listening closely to the candidates vying to occupy the White House in 2020. They are turning to Univision News properties to become informed voters,” says Lourdes Torres, Univision’s Senior Vice President for political coverage & special projects. “Events such as these play a major role in reminding candidates that they also must talk to Latinos and we are excited to partner with LULAC in this task,” added Torres.

Anchoring the broadcast on-stage for UNIVISION will be Enrique Acevedo, an award-winning News Anchor who was named “The Voice “of the Latino community by The Huffington Post and a Global Media Leader by the World Economic Forum. Alongside him for LULAC will be David Cruz, veteran Broadcast Network Journalist and recipient of the Golden Eagle Award, the highest entertainment industry honor for Latinos in Hollywood.

Watch the LULAC - UNIVISION Presidential Townhall Streaming LIVE Thursday, July 11, 2019 starting at 6:45PM Eastern / 5:45PM Central / 3:45 PM Pacific:
Wisconsin Center, Ballroom A
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
David Cruz - (818) 689-9991 /
Sandra Ramos - (248) 470-7790 /

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

About Univision News

Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). In the last year, Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.

About Univision Communications Inc.

As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms. The company’s top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, as well as cable networks Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and Galavisión. Locally, Univision owns or operates 65 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. The company’s prominent digital assets include, streaming service Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network and several top-rated apps. For more information, visit .