Hispanic Roundtable with President Obama

September 28, 2011

Watch as Yahoo moderates a Hispanic roundtable with President Obama

By Chris Moody

spanish language domainsPresident Obama will court Hispanic voters during a roundtable meeting Wednesday, with plans to discuss his administration’s record on immigration, health care and the economy.

Yahoo! Editor-in-Chief for U.S. Hispanic and Latin America Jose Siade will moderate the discussion, called “Open for Questions With President Obama,” which will be broadcast at Yahoo! and on the White House website. Viewers can submit questions to the president online.

Hispanic Americans are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country, according to the most recent Census data. The Hispanic population grew by 43 percent over the past 10 years, with more than 50 million in the United States today. Obama won a majority of the Hispanic vote in his first run for the White House in 2008, but Republicans are making an effort to swing more of the voting bloc into the GOP camp next year.

Watch the video here:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/09/28/open-questions-president-obama

A transcript of the interview can be seen here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/28/remarks-president-open-questions-roundtable