National Press Club

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa addresses immigration reform, Jan. 14 luncheon

December 31, 2012 | By Jeffrey Ballou |

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will explore immigration reform at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 14.

Villaraigosa, a past president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is expected to encourage President Barack Obama to follow through on his promise to make the issue a priority during his second term in his speech, "Immigration Reform: Now is the Time."

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The formal program, which includes a question-and-answer session, begins promptly at 1 p.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.

The event will be held in the National Press Club, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 - 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members and $35 for non-members.

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Besides serving since 2005 as mayor of America’s second largest city, Villaraigosa filled the role of chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which re-nominated President Barack Obama.

Villaraigosa is widely thought to be one of the country's most influential Latino leaders.

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