LATISM Announces The Lineup For Its Second New York Chapter Tweetup At Univision Headquarters

Panelists Include Latino Bloggers, Activists, and Government Relations Officials To Discuss The Emerging Latino Political Clout

New York, NY – May 17, 2011 – On the heels of last month’s wildly successful LATISM NY Chapter tweetup, LATISM has decided to come back for more. This time, The Univision Network will be opening their doors –at 605 Third Avenue New York, NY 10158 – to Latinos in Social Media from the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and nearby areas. The free event will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm EST, and registration is now open on EventBrite.

Under the theme “Los Estados Unidos and the emerging Hispanic political clout” – a remarkable panel of Latino bloggers, activists, and government relations officials will address the topics of citizenship and the implications of 2010 Census results on the Latino vote: how can we translate our growing numbers into increased political clout as we gear up to 2012?

The information-packed agenda includes:

PANEL — The Emerging Hispanic Political Clout
Moderator: George Torres – CEO and Founder, Sofrito Media Group

  • Sylvia Aguilera – Director of Federal Government Relations, McDonalds Corporation;     Vice-chair of Fundraising and Development, LATISM
  • Ray Cruz – Program Manager, Sygma Group; Co-Director, LATISM NY Chapter;    Blogger,
  • Gloria Montano-Greene – Director, Washington DC Office, National Association of  Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

• CLOSING REMARKS: Ana Roca Castro, Founder and Chair, LATISM


The event will also be a great opportunity for area members to introduce their cause, business, blog, website, service to the group during our popular 30 second commercial sessions. LATISM will also continue to collect donations for the LATISM Sustainable Development Project on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. 
For more information about this project and how you can help, visit

For more information about the LATISM NY Chapter, visit

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos. Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. Visit

Elianne Ramos
Vice-Chair of Communications and PR




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