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American Stories

Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor and Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce on Immigration

December 16, 2009, 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

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About This Event

The story of the United States—from its beginnings as a nation to today—has a common thread: Immigrants and their descendants created and continue to contribute to the development of this great country.

Two members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, are part of the American story and are helping shape its future. One was born of parents who met while learning to become U.S. citizens; the other did not learn to speak English until the age of five. Now, they are in charge of fostering and promoting the welfare of the nation’s labor force, expanding economic growth at home and abroad, and carrying out the decennial 2010 Census count. Together, Secretaries Solis and Locke will work to enact comprehensive immigration reform.

Please join Secretaries Solis and Locke at the Center for American Progress as they tell their "American Stories" and their perspectives of today’s immigration debate.

Featured panelists:

Hilda L. Solis, United States Secretary of Labor
Gary Locke, United States Secretary of Commerce

Moderated by:

John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center