USC Unruh Institute and The Jewish Federation Host L.A. Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and Panel Discussion on Bipartisan Immigration Reform

April 23, 2013

Unruh Institute: Thuy Huynh at 213-740-8964 or,
The Jewish Federation: Mitch Hamerman at 323-761-8133 or,
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa: Paola Valdivia at 213-978-0741 or

WHAT: USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and The Jewish Federation’s Community Engagement Strategic Initiative host Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and political analysts for a bipartisan discussion on immigration reform.

This forum will provide the Los Angeles area with an opportunity to explore this complicated issue in light of the recently proposed immigration reform bill led by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, also known as the “Gang of 8,” which includes increased border security, a pathway to citizenship, the allocation of visas, methods of employment verification, and a wide-range of other initiatives.

Media RSVP required.

Featuring interviews with:

  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention
  • Dan Schnur, Director of the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, National Communications Director for McCain 2000, and Communications Director for California Governor Pete Wilson

And panel discussion with:

  • Hector De La Torre, former California State Assemblyman for the 50th District
  • Mike Madrid, Principal of GrassrootsLab and former Political Director for the California Republican Party

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048


USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics motivates students to become active in the world of politics and encourages public officials to participate in the daily life of USC.

The Jewish Federation’s New Leaders Project is the premier Jewish civic leadership training program in the country, linking Jewish values with a commitment to civic activism. This program is the creation of several of the program’s alumni.

Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners.

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