WHO: The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) Executive Vice President Rev. Tony Suarez and I talk after Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's immigration speech in Phoenix on Wednesday, August 31 to discuss issues that need to be addressed by the candidate in order for Hispanic Evangelicals to support him at the ballot box.
Rodriguez has personally met with Trump and advocated for him to "build a bridge, not a wall," as he opined in a July editorial in TIME. Neither Rodriguez nor the NHCLC, as a whole, has endorsed a presidential candidate.
Suarez serves on Trump's Evangelical Executive Advisory Committee, as a private citizen, not as a representative of the NHCLC. His participation does not represent a personal endorsement, rather an opportunity to provide counsel to the campaign on issues important to Latinos and evangelicals, and help build a bridge to the Hispanic community and churches.
WHAT: We discuss Trump's immigration stance, issues of importance to the Latino Evangelical community, Trump's past remarks that have made this community reluctant to support him, and actions Trump needs to take to win the votes of the Hispanic community.
DETAILS: The NHCLC is the largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals and more than 40,000 U.S. churches.