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Central Florida Thriving! Webinar

Central Florida Thriving! Bipartisan Immigration Solutions 2021

A virtual summit about carving a path to permanence for Dreamers, TPS holders, Essential Workers, and Agriculture workers

Tuesday, May 25th at 1:00 pm EST


Event speakers include: 

  • Most Rev. John Noonan, Bishop of Orlando
  • Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando
  • Kay Rawlins, Club Founder & SVP of Community Relations, President, Orlando City Foundation (Orlando City Soccer Club)
  • Jan Gautam, President & CEO, Interessant Hotels & Resort Management
  • Dr. Idler Bonhomme, Chairman and Officer of the Board, Greater Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando
  • Rene Plasencia, Florida State Representative (R-Titusville)
  • William Diaz, Founder, Casa de Venezuela
  • Jorge H. Figueroa, President, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida
  • Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)
  • Cirenio Cervantes, DACA Recipient, Faith in Florida
  • Arianna Cabrera de Ona, SVP of Human Resources and General Counsel, Costa Farms, AmericanHort Member
  • Patsy Sanchez, Education Advocate and Community Activist, Former Director of Diversity and Inclusion, USF | Tampa
  • Al Cárdenas, Former Chairman of the Florida Republican Party
  • Nora Venegas, Director, Federal Government Relations, Tyson Foods
  • Representative Darren Soto (FL-9)

Hear from business, faith, and civic leaders from across Central Florida and add your voice as we urge Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) to support bipartisan immigration solutions including the Durbin-Graham Dream Act, the Bennett-Crapo Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and the SECURE Act, which recognize the vital and growing contributions immigrants make to the Central Florida region. 

One in four workers in Florida is an immigrant, making up a vital part of the workforce in our state’s top industries including construction, agriculture, hospitality, and healthcare. Join us to learn more about how bipartisan immigration solutions can help fill critical sectors and generate economic growth as we recover and rebuild from the pandemic.