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State’s Two Latino Cabinet Members to Address Pennsylvania Latino Convention

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres

LANCASTER, PA (August 13, 2018) – The Pennsylvania Latino Convention Executive Committee today announced the participation of the state’s two Latino cabinet members during the Pennsylvania Latino Convention to be held at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square September 20-22.  

The convention aims to promote Latino/Hispanic achievements and preparation for local, state, national and global competitiveness by fostering excellence and ensuring equal access to all aspects of Pennsylvania’s shared prosperity and responsibility.

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres is scheduled to address the convention during the opening ceremonies on Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m. The Department of State protects the public's health and safety by licensing more than one million business and health professionals; promotes the integrity of the electoral process; supports economic development through corporate registrations and transactions; maintains registration and financial information for thousands of charities; and sanctions professional boxing, kick-boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera is scheduled to address the convention during the National Latino Leadership Luncheon on Friday, September 21 at 12:30 p.m.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) oversees 500 public school districts, more than 170 public charter schools, Career and Technology Centers/Vocational Technical schools.  PDE also oversees policies related to public, academic, and school libraries, and the State Library of Pennsylvania.

“The participation of Secretaries Rivera and Torres during the Pennsylvania Latino Convention is an opportunity to celebrate diverse leadership in our state.  They represent Latino professional excellence by leading state agencies of national prominence, and serving our commonwealth with distinction.  Their statewide leadership makes our entire community proud,” the convention planning committee said in a joint statement.

For up-to-date convention information, visit www.palatinoconvention.com or on facebook.com/palatinoconvention.  

Media contact:

717-725-1619 | info@palatinoconvention.com

 

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