Thursday, March 8, 2012

White House officials to hold local summit

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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Over a dozen Obama Administration officials will swing through town tonight and tomorrow to talk education, environmental justice, and immigration.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to hold a town hall with Mayor Julián Castro tonight at Café College at 6 p.m. to kick off the White House's local Hispanic Community Action Summit, where he'll speak on expanding educational and career opportunities for Hispanic students. Apparently space is fully booked, though NOWCastSA will live-stream it.

Members of the public can however register online to take part in the meat of the discussion Friday. Throughout the day-long summit tomorrow at Fox Tech High School, officials will host a series of policy discussions on topics like Obama's health care reform measures, job creation, and "fixing America's broken immigration system."

Along with Duncan, officials with the EPA, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the U.S. Labor Dept. will also take part in the discussion.

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