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U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller to Show Bipartisan Support at the Friends of the American Latino Museum American Latino Influencer Awards with Las Vegas Community and Cultural Leaders

Honorees include Tony Sanchez of NV Energy and Manuel J. Cortez-Nevada State Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto is receiving on his behalf

LAS VEGAS, NV - On Thursday, May 29, 2014, the Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), the only organization exclusively dedicated to the creation of a national Smithsonian American Latino Museum in our nation’s capital, will host its second American Latino Influencer Awards of the year. Held at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, with a host committee of over 30 Las Vegas cultural and political leaders, the awards will honor community pioneers who have dedicated their time and work in the public service, culture, and corporate sectors particularly for the betterment of the Latino community in Nevada.

Our Las Vegas honorees are U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller, Tony Sanchez on behalf of NV Energy, and Nevada State Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto, will receive the award on behalf of her father and Las Vegas visionary, Manuel J. Cortez. Chris Saldaña, anchor and reporter for Fox 5 Las Vegas will be the master of ceremonies.

The first of the American Latino Influencer Awards took place at Rice University in Houston earlier this year, and the series will go on to Miami, FL. The Las Vegas event will highlight the incredible contributions of the Latino community in important American cities that are the reason we need a National American Latino Museum to honor these contributions on a national scale.

WHAT:
American Latino Influencer Awards Ceremony and Reception

WHO:
Honorees:
The Honorable Harry Reid, U.S. Senate, Public Service Honoree
The Honorable Dean Heller, U.S. Senate, Public Service Honoree
Tony Sanchez, NV Energy, Corporate Citizen Honoree
Manuel J. Cortez, Arts and Culture Honoree
- Award received by Nevada State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Saldaña, Fox 5 Las Vegas

WHEN:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106


Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (www.americanlatinomuseum.org) Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, Inc., a 501(c)(3) incorporated in Washington, D.C., strives to create a museum in our nation’s capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories by highlighting the contributions made by Latino leaders, pioneers and communities to the American way of life.

CONTACT:

Francella Chinchilla: (202) 587-4944
fchinchilla@rabengroup.com