KMEX-TV, the flagship station of Univision Communications Inc, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund have partnered to host the first Spanish-language mayoral debate between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel in an effort to provide viewers direct access to both candidates on issues that matter most to the community. Moderated by Univision 34 anchor Leon Krauze and morning news anchor Gabriela Teissier, the LIVE one-hour debate will air on KMEX-TV, Channel 34 on Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m. PDT.
This mayoral debate is part of Univisions on-going commitment to the Los Angeles Hispanic community in providing the most comprehensive coverage surrounding the topics of most relevance to them, said Alberto Mier y Terán, senior vice president/general manager, Univision 34 – UniMás 46. We thank both candidates for accepting our invitation to take part in this debate that will offer our viewers – their constituents – a better look at proposed plans for Los Angeles. We hope this debate will motivate our community to exercise their right to vote on May 21.
Univision 34 and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund have come together to offer the candidates a platform where they can directly address the Latino community including education, gun control, healthcare, immigration and the economy.
This debate is a testament of the power of the Latino vote, in a city where Latinos comprise 48 percent of the population and more than 70 percent of the student population in the district; mayoral candidates must engage Latino voters, said Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. In Los Angeles as well as in other parts of the country candidates aspiring to be elected offices must listen to and converse with our community. This debate provides an ideal opportunity for each candidate to address key issues important to Latino voters such as jobs, education, healthcare, and immigration, on one of the highest rated local newscast in the country.
As part of Univisions ongoing partnership with ABC News, Teissier will also serve as co-moderator at Los Angeles KABC televised debate between Garcetti and Greuel this evening.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the countrys leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional
suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Companys platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
About Mi Familia Vota Education Fund
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a national non-profit organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation by promoting citizenship, increasing voter registration, and increasing voter participation. Mi Familia Vota is one of the premiere Latino civic engagement organizations in the country with operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. For more information visit www.mifamiliavota.org.