Hispanic Legislative Visit Day 2015

This year's Ohio Hispanic Legislative Visit Day allowed members of the community to meet with legislators to discuss issues relevant to the Latino population in Ohio. Attendees were also able to participate in workshops on topics ranging from guides to higher education for minority groups to opening and maintaining a small business. 

Resources & Bios




Agenda & Presentations


"Engaging Your Legislators" 
Emerald Hernandez, Senior Legislative Advisor for the City of Columbus
To view Ms. Hernandez's presentation, click here.
"A Guide to College Credit Plus & Ohio GREAT Programs" 
Lauren T. McGarity, J.D., Ohio Board of Regents
"MBE/EDGE Certification Workshop" 
Bobbi Bell, Ohio Department of Administrative Services
To view Ms. Bell's' presentation, click here.
"Legislative Panel" -
Rep. Dan Ramos, Rep. Barbara Sears, Ohio House of Representatives 

  Sen. Gayle Manning, Sen. Charleta Tavares, Ohio Senate
To view the Legislative Panel, view the video below from The Ohio Channel


"Keynote Address" - Gustavo Velasquez,
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
To view the Keynote Address, view the video below from The Ohio Channel
"Ohio Civil Rights Commission Service and Resources" 
Brian Coston, Ohio Civil Rights Commission
"Registering Your Small Business, Building a Business Identity" 
Allison S. DeSantis, Ohio Secretary of State, John Husted's Office
To view Ms. DeSantis' presentation, click here.
"Immigration Update: DACA/DAPA" 
Crucita Flecha, Flecha Law Center
To view Ms. Flecha's presentation, click here.
"Funding for Small Businesses" 
Tanya Copley, Fifth Third Bank
To view Ms. Copley's presentation, click here.




Canal Hispano TV (Video en Español)

The Ohio Channel (Video in English)

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