Join National Journal, Univision News, and ABC News to examine how growth in Hispanic voters and other key demographic trends are dramatically shifting U.S. policy and politics and the very nature of the GOP in tomorrow's America.
Ronald Brownstein, National Journal
Jorge Ramos, Univision
Diane Sawyer, ABC News
Whit Ayres is founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, a national public opinion and public affairs research firm. Dr. Ayres provides message development advice and strategic insights to high level political clients including U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and association clients including the Boy Scouts of America, the National Rifle Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.
Ron is in charge of long-term editorial strategy for Atlantic Media and coordinates political coverage and activities across the publications. Prior to joining the company, Brownstein was the National Affairs Columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where he served as the National Political Correspondent and author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. A two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, he also serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and appeared as a political analyst for ABC during the 2012 election. His sixth and most recent book,The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.
Mario Rafael Diaz-Balart Caballero is the current U.S. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district, serving since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected in 2010 to succeed his brother, Lincoln Diaz-Balart. The district includes the city of Hialeah, along with several of Miami's southwestern suburbs. He previously served Florida's 25th congressional district from 2003 to 2011.
Melquíades Rafael Martínez Ruiz, usually known as Mel Martinez, is a former United States Senator from Florida and served as Chairman of the Republican Party from November 2006 until October 19, 2007, the first Latino to serve as chairman of a major party. Previously, Martínez served as the 12th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush. Martínez is a Cuban-American and Roman Catholic. He announced he was resigning as Chairman of the Republican National Committee on October 19, 2007. He is an honorary initiate of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity through the Eta Rho Chapter at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Ana Navarro is a Republican strategist and pundit for CNN.
Jorge Ramos Ãvalos is a Mexican Journalist, anchor for Noticiero Univision and host of the Sunday morning news talk show Al Punto.
Lila Diane Sawyer is the current anchor of ABC News' flagship program, ABC World News. Previously, Sawyer had been co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning America (GMA).
Mark Shurtleff is the attorney general of the state of Utah, United States, a position he has held since January 2001. Shurtleff is a member of the Republican Party.
Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General of Utah, details Utah's law enforcement procedure regarding illegal immigration. Drawing a contrast to Arizona's immigration law enforcement, Shurtleff declares that police only ask for identification from possible illegals if they are suspects of criminal activity.