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BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 27, 2015 – Ahead of the CNBC debate tomorrow in Colorado, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) will join approximately one dozen conservative Hispanic groups to decide the candidates who will receive the representative Latino community’s support in the 2016 race for the Republican nominee for president.

“The NHCLC will attend this important summit to help persuade Republican presidential contenders from engaging in inflammatory rhetoric that serves no other purpose but alienating the Latino electorate,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the NHCLC. “For example, we believe Donald Trump’s rhetoric does nothing to advance the conservative cause of faith, family and freedom.
“This presidential election – particularly as it pertains to the Republican field – will determine whether or not the conservatives in the 21st Century will emerge as a movement committed to the ideas of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp or a political ideology that suffers from cultural and ethnic myopia,” added Rodriguez
Rev. Tony Suarez, NHCLC Executive Vice President, will attend as the NHCLC representative for today’s meeting in Boulder, Colorado.
“Immigration is a key issue, but is not the only issue,” said Rev. Suarez, “We plan to support candidates that respect religious liberty, will fight religious persecution, advance conservatism and respect issues of life. I look forward to the dialogue with other Hispanic conservatives.”
NHCLC and its worldwide entity, CONEL, emphasizes “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. The organization seeks to reconcile Evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation through Christ with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism.
NHCLC/CONEL is the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. For additional information, visithttps://www.nhclc.org.

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