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Hispanic Federation brings together more than 50 Latino organizations to support historic event
Hour-long special to stream nationally on The Choice channel on Peacock, Telemundo and Univision’s digital and social platforms featuring musical performances and inspirational docu-shorts to uplift the Latino community while telling the story of our contributions to our nation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Actress and activist Eva Longoria Bastón was announced today as the host of the official Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience & Promise streaming on The Choice channel on Peacock, and on Telemundo’s and Univision’s digital and social platforms on Tuesday, January 19 at 9:30 p.m. EST as part of the official five day-slate of inaugural programming from the Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration Committee.
The event will feature appearances by Edward James Olmos, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Becky G, Ivy Queen, Former Boston Red Sox David Ortiz aka Big Papi, Erik Rivera, Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, and Nicholas Gonzalez. There will be musical performances from:
The hour-long special will focus on telling the stories of Latino contributions to society and stories that touch on the Latino American narrative in the United States, its history and challenges, and the promise for a better tomorrow. The show will honor members of Latino communities who kept the country running during the pandemic as members of our front line and essential workforce.
Senators Catherine Cortez Masto, Robert Menendez and Ben Ray Luján, Senator designate Alex Padilla and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressman Raul Ruiz, will join the special in contributing messages of hope, unity and thanks.
“With so much at stake for families around the country, we are thrilled to welcome the Biden-Harris Administration and to celebrate their inauguration,” said Henry R. Muñoz III, Founder of Momento Latino and executive producer of the program. “Latino communities face existential threats every day – from the disproportionate spread of COVID-19 through our communities, to the requirement that we work essential jobs without essential benefits, to the fear of our democracy falling apart and the constant threat of deportation and family separation. We are gathering to celebrate Latinos’ contributions & our power in this country, and to honor the next era of American leadership in President Biden and Vice President Harris.”
“A record number of Latinos cast ballots in our recent Presidential elections and overwhelmingly voted for change,” stated Frankie Miranda, President & CEO of Hispanic Federation, a presenting partner of the Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience & Promise. “We extend our sincere congratulations to President-elect Joseph Biden Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and are delighted to host an event to lift Latino voices in tribute to their inauguration, along with more than 50 of our fellow Latino national organizations, Latino elected and appointed leaders, and Latino celebrities and artists. We look forward to working together to fulfill the promise and hope that our communities have placed in the next Administration to ensure our issues are addressed, and pledge to do our part to help bring our country together to heal, rebuild, and prosper.”
The program will be streamed on Peacock’s The Choice channel and on the Telemundo app, Telemundo.com, the Noticias Telemundo Facebook and YouTube pages. The event will also be streamed live on all of Univision News’ digital platforms, including UnivisionNoticias.com, @UniNoticias and @UniPolitica on Twitter, Univision Noticias and Univision Política on Facebook, the Univision Noticias Youtube Channel and the Univision app. It will also be available on the program’s official website, https://latinoinaugural.org/ and on the official inauguration website at https://bideninaugural.org/watch/. Closed captioning services will be made available.
The program is co-hosted by 52 of the country’s largest and most influential Latino organizations, who have joined together to develop this inaugural event under the banner of Latinos Unidos. It will acknowledge the Latino voters who showed up in record numbers at the polls, honor the communities they come from, and showcase the historic achievements and proud representation displayed by Latino communities across the nation during this historic moment.
Although they won’t gather in person, leaders of Latino communities across the country will use this moment to send a unified message of hope and pride and offer their collective congratulations to the incoming Biden-Harris Administration.
Eva Longoria Bastón and Henry R. Muñoz III are the executive producers of the program. David Chavez of INGEÑUITY, Elaine Coronado of Argus Events and Ben De Jesus of NGl Studios are the co-producers. More information about the program and ways to get involved can be found online at https://latinoinaugural.org/.
The official Latino Inaugural 2021 sponsors include: Presenting: SOMOS and Momento Latino. Resilience Level: Hispanic Federation, Impact Level: Comcast NBCUniversal, Telemundo, Microsoft, DoorDash, American Beverage Association, and Hope Level: American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Charter Communications, and Primo TV.
“Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo is proud to support the Latino Inaugural 2021 and remains committed to bringing diverse voices and stories from American Latino communities to our networks and platforms.” said Mitch Rose, Executive Vice President, Federal Government Affairs.
“The collective sacrifice of those performing the essential work necessary to keep our country afloat throughout this pandemic has been a story of tremendous resilience. DoorDash is proud to support the Latino Inaugural 2021, where the stories of our nation’s essential workers are being told and celebrated,” said Toney Anaya, Global Head of Government Relations for DoorDash.
Created in partnership with Hispanic Federation and the Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration Committee, Latinos Unidos is the host committee of the official “Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience & Promise” and includes the following 52 organizations:
American GI Forum of the US, American GI Forum of the US, ASPIRA, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, Cesar Chavez Foundation, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), Dolores Huerta Foundation, Familia Es Familia, Friends of the American Latino Museum, GreenLatinos, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Hispanic Federation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP), Hispanics In Philanthropy (HIP), Justice for Migrant Women, LA Collab, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), LatinasRepresent, Latino Leaders Network, Latino Victory Foundation, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Leonas for Biden-Harris 2020, MANA, A National Latina Organization, Mi Familia Vota, Momento Latino, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE), National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), National Latinx Psychological Association, The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), SER Jobs for Progress National Inc., She Se Puede, Society of Hispanic and professional Engineers (SHPE), Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, The Latinx House, The United States Spain Council, UnidosUS, Union=Fuerza Latinx Institute, United Farm Workers (UFW), United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), United We Dream, Voto Latino Foundation.
Peacock is NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive Originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination, and Hollywood’s biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news, and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates, and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit, including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience, and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.
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