There are some notable Latinos at the DNC today.
Everyone is abuzz with news that Senator Ted Kennedy, who is battling a malignant brain tumor, may actually speak to the crowd today. His niece, Caroline Kennedy, is introducing his tribute this evening. Considering all that Senator Kennedy has done for Latino Americans in terms of civil rights, education, and health care, and his affinity for belting out mariachi tunes, I think that he has earned his Latino credentials.
If you are following the day’s events, you might keep an eye out for jazz singer Margie Perez from New Orleans, Patricia Madrid, the Attorney General of New Mexico, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus members, Reps. Baca, Napolitano, and Reyes.