President Joe Biden to Address UnidosUS Annual Conference on July 26
WASHINGTON, DC—In prerecorded remarks, President Joe Biden will give a virtual address to UnidosUS’s 2021 Annual Conference on July 26 just before 3 p.m. EDT, making him the fifth sitting U.S. president to appear at the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization’s yearly gathering.
Formerly known as the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), UnidosUS will hold its annual Conference online for the second time following its successful virtual Conference last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-day virtual event will take place July 26–27 and feature sessions and speakers highlighting challenges and proposing solutions for the Latino community, including the impact COVID-19 continues to have on Latinos’ health, economic standing, education, housing situation and political representation.
“We are greatly honored to have the president of the United States address our attendees from all over the country at our 2021 Annual Conference,” said UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía. “President Biden follows a long tradition of presidents and presidential candidates from both parties addressing our Conference. We have had the privilege of hosting Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Joe Biden. We’ve also proudly hosted Sec. Hillary Clinton, Sens. John McCain and John Kerry, and other presidential candidates from both parties at past Conferences.”
President Biden’s appearance also shows he understands the important role Latinos play in the nation, Murguía added. “We look forward to hearing from the president on his efforts to finally defeat the pandemic, boost the economy, and present a plan for a fair, humane, and legal pathway for millions of undocumented people, including for DREAMers, essential workers, and farmworkers—all of whom helped this country get through a very tough 2020.”