The National Council of La Raza ("National Council of The Race"), a far-left, Ford Foundation-sponsored racial power group, will be holding its annual meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 8-11. Speakers will include former President Bill Clinton, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS).
Others involved are a who's who of people who one wishes were given sinecures somewhere so that they could be kept from further harming the rest of us:
* Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina
* John Wilhelm, President, UNITE HERE!
* Eliseo Medina, International Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union
* Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
* Arturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America
* Irasema Garza, Director of Women's Rights, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
* Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA)
* Dr. Monica Alonso Gonzalez, Regional Advisor, Pan American Health Organization
* Dr. Maria Rangel, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
* Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health.
* Bob Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
* Lynn Pike, President of Bank of America, California. Bank of America is the title sponsor of the NCLR Annual Conference.
* Antonia Hernandez, President, California Community Foundation
* Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
* John Mack, President, Los Angeles Police Commission
* Cesar Perales, President and General Counsel, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF)
* Tavis Smiley (as a moderator)
* Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas
* community leader Dr. Walter Sava
* Arturo Moreno, owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
* attorney and longtime activist Vilma Martinez
* former NCLR President Raul Yzaguirre
Immigration · Sat, 07/01/2006 - 13:53 · Importance: 1