WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) President & CEO Javier Palomarez met this week with members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), including Chairman Steve Scalise and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, for a Hispanic coalition roundtable. The meeting was convened by the RSC to facilitate an open and candid conversation about effectively amplifying Conservative policies and expanding the GOP's support base among the Hispanic community.
"The USHCC is pleased to work with the Republican Study Committee to underscore the important impact of the Hispanic business community," said Palomarez. "At the meeting, we discussed the need to view immigration reform as an economic imperative, and I was glad to see that the members of the RSC understood the importance of supporting this important segment of America's entrepreneurial community."
Joined by organizations including the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials, the Hispanic Leadership Network, and the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, the USHCC touched on a wide-ranging number of issues – including immigration reform, media strategy, education and the economy – and how they affect Hispanic entrepreneurs, their employees and families.
"Going forward, it will be imperative for both Democrats and Republicans to engage Hispanics in small and large communities across the country," Palomarez added. "Yesterday's roundtable is illustrative of that fact, and we look forward to working with both Democrats and Republicans in their future endeavors."
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that together contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC
CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Communications Manager 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce