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Hillary Clinton To Address Latino Community Leaders At NCLR Conference

Clinton's Kansas City speech to one of the largest yearly gatherings of Latinos will come weeks after she addressed Hispanic elected officials in Las Vegas.

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For the second time in a month, Hillary Clinton will speak to a huge gathering of Latinos, this time in front of 2,000 Hispanic activists and community leaders Monday, July 13 at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference in Kansas City, BuzzFeed News has learned.

"We are thrilled that Secretary Clinton will join us to speak to the thousands of Latino community leaders who will gather in Kansas City next week," said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR. "We look forward to hearing about her vision for the country and her thoughts on the issues of greatest concern to our community."

Clinton will be speaking to the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country weeks after addressing Latino elected officials in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NCLR bills itself as nonpartisan but also came out strongly for immigration action by President Obama.

As part of Clinton's four fights that she repeatedly mentions on the campaign trail, she has included detailed immigration policy comments in her pledge to "strengthen families and communities."

In Las Vegas, she spoke about immigration but also early-childhood education for Latino kids. Clinton previously spoke at NCLR in 2005 in Philadelphia and 2007 in Miami.

Speaking to Latino voters and gaining their support will be a key part of the election, something Republicans presidential candidates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio also hope to be able to do.

The NCLR conference will take place between July 11 and July 14 and also feature Clinton's opponent for the Democratic nomination Martin O'Malley and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro.

An O'Malley campaign source told BuzzFeed News they were glad Clinton was joining NCLR weeks after he confirmed he would attend.

Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.carrasquillo@buzzfeed.com.

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