LI Engages Latinos in Florida

August 23, 2013 | By Paulo Sibaja

The Leadership Institute and partnering organizations went to Orlando, Florida to meet with more than 70 people from across the I-4 corridor to find the issues that unite conservatives and Hispanics.

Notable guests included a representative from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s staff, a candidate for Florida governor, several candidates for Congress, local elected officials, and community and business leaders.


Attendees interacted with event speakers from partnering organizations -- The LIBRE Initiative, Faith & Freedom Coalition, Voto Honesto, and the Heritage Foundation. Members of the audience asked questions ranging from immigration policy to messaging to Hispanics, winning over youth, education reform, and more.

 

 

The event was held at the Orange County Regional History Center. The courtroom, a vintage early 1900’s courtroom, was the same courtroom where Ted Bundy was found guilty. In fact, the corner of the defendant’s desk has his name inscribed. 

Bertica Cabrera Morris, the featured business women, engaged the crowd and called for action. Her family fled Cuba in search of freedom. She raised five children while working and bettering the lives of those around her. She has inspired many.

Sue Tombino from Boca Raton said, “This event has been very informative, passionate, and clear. We need more of these forums.”