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Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Address EPA Beyond Translation Forum on Expanding the Idea of Environmentalism: Congressman Pedro Pierluisi and Department of Housing Assistant Secretary Mercedes Marquez to discuss environmental concerns in the Hispanic community

Release Date: 10/22/2009
Contact Information: Lina Younes,, 202-564-9924, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON -- U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson is scheduled to host the agency’s second National Beyond Translation Forum on October 26, 2009 in Washington, DC. Administrator Jackson has identified expanding the conversation on environmentalism as one of her top priorities. This forum aims to bring the agency and Hispanic stakeholders nationwide together to discuss the best ways to address critical environmental issues and develop stronger partnerships.

This year’s theme is “EPA and the Hispanic Community: Working Together to Protect our Health and the Environment -- At Places Where We Live, Work, Learn and Play.”

 ***You will also be able to attend the conference via live webcast. Please use same online registration form.***

             A forum to address critical environmental issues and concerns of the Hispanic community

              EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
                        Congressman Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico)
                        HUD Assistant Secretary Mercedes Márquez

          Latino elected officials
          Stakeholders from state and local government, community-based organizations, small businesses, faith-based organizations and academia
WHEN:             Monday, October 26, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

       Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
                        400 New Jersey Avenue N.W., Washington, DC

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