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UnidosUS and Telemundo to Livestream “Vision 2020: A Conversation with the Candidates” to Spanish-Speaking Viewers

UnidosUS and Telemundo to Livestream “Vision 2020: A Conversation with the Candidates” to Spanish-Speaking Viewers

July 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, announced that it will partner with NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises to livestream its Democratic presidential candidate event to Spanish-speaking viewers. The event will take place during the UnidosUS Annual Conference at the San Diego Convention Center on Monday, August 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In attendance at the Monday event will be former Vice President Joe Biden; Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA); Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage individually and will deliver remarks followed by a question and answer session with UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía. Emmy Award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo Vanessa Hauc will emcee the event.

The event will be livestreamed by Telemundo in Spanish via NoticiasTelemundo.com and Noticias Telemundo’s properties on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, allowing Latino voters from around the country access to the signature Conference event. UnidosUS will also livestream the event in English via its Facebook page.

“We are excited to be working with Telemundo to bring this important event to English- and Spanish-speaking viewers across the country who are anxious to hear from the candidates on key issues of concern. This is the first time we offer multi-language livestreaming of our event,” said Zandra Zuno Baermann, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. “Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo has been a longtime partner and funder of UnidosUS and has played a key role in keeping our community informed.”

“We are delighted to partner with UnidosUS, the largest Latino advocacy organization in the country,” said Luis Fernández, Executive Vice President of News for Telemundo Network. “The 2020 elections kicked-off on Noticias Telemundo with the first presidential debate, and events like these are critical to continue to inform our viewers as the most trusted source of news during this electoral cycle.”

Press wishing to attend the event must register through the UnidosUS Conference Press Registration portal. For any questions related to the candidate event, please contact Camila Gallardo at news@unidosus.org.


UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Contact:
Camila Gallardo
news@unidosus.org
(305) 215-4259