No group has more at stake in the upcoming Gubernatorial race than California’s 15 million Latinos!
Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón, the award-winning Univision anchors, will moderate the Forum with the six leading Gubernatorial candidates (see details below). The topics to be discussed include economic mobility for Latinos, health care, higher education, climate change and immigration reform.
It is our time to lead! The 2018 elections will set the tone and stage for 2020 and beyond. Latinos in California make up the largest voting bloc in the nation. Let’s make our voices heard! Latinos have the power to set and advance an agenda for a more equitable California—and nation! Thank you for joining us for this critically important event.
Univision News Partners with The Latino Community Foundation to Present the First 2018 Televised California Gubernatorial Forum – Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m.
Moderated by Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón, the 90-Minute Forum will be Available to Viewers on Univision Local TV Stations in California and Extended Live Streaming on UnivisionNoticias.com
The 90-minute event will air live on Univision local TV stations in California from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. PT and continue via live streaming on UnivisionNoticias.com from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 25.
Titled “The Moment of Truth,” the forum will be moderated by Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón, co-anchors of Univision’s evening national newscast “Noticiero Univision.”
It will take place before a live audience in Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles, where six gubernatorial candidates will gather to discuss a wide range of topics, including immigration, jobs, the economy, healthcare, education, and climate change, among others: Travis Allen, California Assemblyman (R); John Chiang, California State Treasurer (D); John Cox, attorney and businessman (R); Delaine Eastin, former state Superintendent of Schools (D); Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor of California (D); and Antonio Villaraigosa, former Mayor of Los Angeles (D).
“This is a key moment for the candidates, and the Forum will provide a front row seat for our viewers to learn where the candidates stand on these critical issues,” said Lourdes Torres, senior vice president, Political Coverage, Univision Communications Inc. “Univision and the Latino Community Foundation have aligned priorities to inform and empower Latinos and we are thrilled to join forces with them for this extraordinary event.”
“There are seven million eligible Latino voters in California,” said Jacqueline Martinez-Garcel, CEO, The Latino Community Foundation. “They are an important part of our democracy, and keeping them informed and engaged is imperative. We are delighted to partner with Univision to present this opportunity for the candidates to state their positions on the issues that matter most directly to this segment of the population.”
“The Moment of Truth” will be available to viewers via live broadcasts on Univision local TV stations and digital platforms on Thursday, January 25. Additionally, Univision’s Sunday current affairs program “Al Punto” (To the Point), hosted by Jorge Ramos, will air an edited version of the forum.