President Barack Obama will address the Congressional Hispanic Institute this evening at the 33rd Annual Awards Gala, being held at Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital. Eva Longoria Parker, Lin Manuel Miranda and Arturo Sandoval will be honored with special awards at tonight's ceremony.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to conference attendees earlier in the day about obesity among Hispanic children, saying, "Believe it or not, the obesity rate among Hispanic preschoolers is higher than their white or African American peers. We all know the links between obesity and cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. But we also know that childhood obesity is not a stand-alone problem. We know that it is bound up in just about every other issue that we face. It is about health care. It’s about education, economic opportunity."
President Obama will deliver special remarks at the gala this evening and most expect him to take the opportunity to address the hot button topic of immigration reform.
The Congressional Hispanic Institute is a non-profit and non-partisan leadership development organization with a mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders.