Join National Journal, Univision News, and ABC News to examine how growth in the Hispanic community and other key demographic trends are dramatically shifting U.S. policy and politics.
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.
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
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 has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision since 1986. In addition Ramos also hosts “Al Punto”, Univision’s weekly public affairs program offering in- depth analysis of the week’s top-stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers. He is also the host of Fusion’s “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos,” a hard-hitting news program geared towards young adults.
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.