** WATCH PARTY/MEDIA AVAILABILITY**
Thursday, August 6th, 8-11pm (Debate starts at 9pm)
Moncho’s Bar and Grill, 2317 Denison Avenue, Cleveland
Pro-Immigrant Voters, Ohio Immigrants, and Advocates Attending Watch Party Available to Provide Real Time React to GOP Debate
As GOP 2016 presidential candidates—including Ohio’s own Governor—take the debate stage in Cleveland, Ohio, pro-immigrant voters, immigrants, and allies will gather to watch the debate on live TV. Will Donald Trump double down on his offensive comments about Mexicans? Will Jeb Bush articulate a pro-immigrant vision, or continue to try to have it both ways on immigration? Will John Kasich express support for keeping families together, while opposing policies like DAPA which do just that?
The watch party is open to the press, and immigration experts, advocates, and pro-immigrant voters will be on-hand to respond to the candidates’ comments on immigration reform. Bios for some of the advocates attending appear below. If you’d like to schedule an interview in advance, please contact Lynn Tramonte of Ohio’s Voice at (216) 586-4978.
The event is organized by Ohio’s Voice, a project of the national pro-immigrant group America’s Voice. Free appetizers will be provided. For more event details see below and click here.
WHAT: Ohio’s Voice Debate Watch Party
WHEN: Thursday, August 6th, 8-11pm (debate starts at 9pm)
WHERE: Moncho’s Bar and Grill, 2317 Denison Avenue, Cleveland
In addition to the spokespeople listed below, immigrants and pro-immigration voters will be available during the event for interviews.
Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice, a project of America’s Voice: Lynn Tramonte is the Deputy Director at America’s Voice and America’s Voice Education Fund, two Washington, DC-based immigrant advocacy groups, where she oversees the organizations’ day-to-day operations. She lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and is also heading up a project of America’s Voice focusing on Ohio’s immigrant community, called Ohio’s Voice. Prior to assuming a leadership role at AV/AVEF, Lynn worked at the National Immigration Forum for eight years doing legislative and communications work. Lynn is a nationally respected advocate, coalition-builder, and writer and is regularly quoted in English and Spanish language media.
Note: Tramonte is available for interviews in English and Spanish
David Leopold, David Wolfe Leopold & Associates Co., LPA: Mr. Leopold is the founder and principal of David Wolfe Leopold & Associates Co. LPA. His diverse immigration, visa, and citizenship practice includes the representation of major health care institutions and teaching hospitals, individual clinical and research physicians and residents, and other health care professionals; employer sanctions defense; deportation defense and federal immigration litigation. Mr. Leopold is the past president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA www.aila.org), the premier bar association of immigration lawyers and professors in the U.S.
Isabel Framer, CEO, Language Access Consultants: Isabel Framer, CEO, Language Access Consultants: Ms. Framer is the founder and principal partner of Language Access Consultants in Copley, OH. Ms. Framer has worked since 1998 as a consultant to defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement, state and federal government agencies, including the US department of Justice on behalf of Limited English Proficient persons in the legal system. Isabel has served on several boards and advisory committees including as chair of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, as a Commissioner on the Ohio Commission on Latino Affairs, the Ohio Racial Fairness Commission on Interpreter Services. Ms. Framer currently serves as a board member of the State Justice Institute and as a lead consultant for the Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, helping to train interpreters, attorneys and advocates on interpretation best practices and procedures for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Note: Framer is available for interviews in English and Spanish
Follow Lynn Tramonte and America’s Voice on Twitter: @tramontela and @AmericasVoice