Media Room

LULAC Applauds Obama’s Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court -- May 26, 2009 - The Nation’s Largest and Oldest Hispanic Organization Calls for Swift Confirmation of the Nation’s First Latino Supreme Court Justice ..more


Solís promete escuchar "a quien trabaja en las oficinas y a quien las limpia" -- 13 de marzo de 2009 - Washington, 13 mar (EFE).- La secretaria de Trabajo, Hilda Solís, hija de inmigrantes latinos, asumió hoy su cargo con el compromiso de trabajar duro en tiempos difíciles y escuchar "a los que trabajan en las oficinas, pero también a quienes las limpian" ..more


Reggaeton Pioneer Don Omar, And NFL All-Star Tony Gonzalez Of The Kansas City Chiefs Added To Iconic Roster Of Performers At 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala -- January 12, 2009 - Distinguished journalist Soledad O’Brien, and popular actress and celebrity host of the top rated Univision show, "Nuestra Belleza Latina,” Giselle Blondet also added to dynamic line-up of guests ..more


Latino Inaugural Gala 2009 Confirms Alejanro Sanz, Lila Downs And Michael Salgado To Attend Star Studded Celebration -- January 7, 2009 - Actors Rosie Perez, Luis Guzman, Wilmer Valderrama, Adam Rodriguez and Angelica Vale Also Added to the Line-Up of Stars Participating in the Latino Inaugural Gala ..more


Marc Anthony, Paulina Rubio, Among Latino Celebrities Slated To Perform At Latino Inaugural Gala -- January 2, 2009 - Rosario Dawson, Tony Plana Among Latino Stars to Participate in Latino Inaugural Gala “Celebrando El Cambio - Renewing America’s Promise,” January 18, 2009 at Union Station ..more


National Latino Organizations & Community Leaders Unite in Inaugural Celebration Of President-Elect Barack Obama And Largest Latino Voter Turnout On Record -- December 19, 2008 - Latino Inaugural Gala “Renewing America’s Promise to take place on January 18, 2009 at Union Station ..more


Immigrant's daughter Solis to lead Labor Dept - 12/19/2008, 4:01 p.m. EST The Associated Press - WASHINGTON (AP) — Hilda Solis grew up on tales of workplace struggles from her Mexican immigrant father, a Teamsters union steward. Her mother, born in Nicaragua, worked on an assembly line ...more


President-elect Obama announces choices for Transportation, Labor, SBA and USTR posts - Change.gov, December 19, 2008 - Chicago—Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced that he intends to nominate United States Congresswoman Hilda Solis as Secretary of Labor, former United States Congressman Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk as United States Trade Representative, and Karen G. Mills as Administrator of the Small Business Administration...more


President-elect Obama announces choices for Interior and Agriculture posts - Change.gov, December 17, 2008 - Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced that he intends to nominate former Governor Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture and Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior...more


President-Elect Barack Obama Picks Senator Ken Salazar As Secretary Of Interior-- LULAC, December 17, 2008 12:15 PM EST - President-elect Obama has already broken White House records for the number of top Hispanic officials, and is expected to name two more in the next day or two, according to transition officials ..more


Obama sets record for top Hispanics -- Politico, December 16, 2008 11:59 AM EST - President-elect Obama has already broken White House records for the number of top Hispanic officials, and is expected to name two more in the next day or two, according to transition officials ..more


Obama Picks Chicago's Schools Chief For Cabinet -- Washington Post Staff Writers, Tuesday, December 16, 2008; 12:31 PM - President-elect Barack Obama nominated Chicago schools executive Arne Duncan as his education secretary this morning and is expected to tap Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) later this week to serve as secretary of the interior, all but finalizing his selections for major Cabinet posts ..more


Sen. Salazar Tapped For Interior Secretary -- TheDenverChannel.com, Monday, December 15, 2008 - DENVER -- Sen. Ken Salazar is expected to be named to President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet as Interior Secretary within a matter of days, the Associated Press reported Monday ..more


President-elect Barack Obama announces key members of energy and environment team -- Change.gov, Monday, December 15, 2008 - CHICAGO -- Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced key members of his energy and environment team, including Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy; Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator; Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) ..more


Minorities, women, gays lobby for Obama jobs -- SFGate, Monday, December 15, 2008 - (12-14) 22:58 PST San Francisco -- As the United States awaits the inauguration of its first nonwhite president, organizations representing women, gays and lesbians and people of color are working overtime to encourage President-elect Barack Obama to make good on his remark that he would nominate "one of the most diverse Cabinets and White House staffs of all time."..more


Nancy Sutley a low-key but highly effective leader -- Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2008 - Sutley, who is the presumptive chair of Barack Obama's White House Council on Environmental Quality, has played behind-the-scenes roles in Mayor Villaraigosa's two main clean-air initiatives ..more


Next Picks May Reflect Liberal Tilt -- The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2008 - WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama, after picking moderates for several cabinet positions, is looking at more-liberal candidates to fill some of the remaining vacancies ..more


Obama is delivering diversity, but some seek more -- AP, December 4, 2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama, soon to be the first black U.S. president, is on the road to making good his pledge to have a Cabinet and White House staff that are among most diverse ever, although some supporters are asking him to go even further. He added to the minority representation at the top of his administration Wednesday when he named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Hispanic, as Commerce Secretary ..more


Latino Leaders Applaud Selection of Governor Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce -- NHLA, December 3, 2008 - WASHINGTON, DC – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) today expressed its support of President-elect Obama’s selection of Governor Bill Richardson as the next Secretary of Commerce ..more


LULAC Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama's Announcement Of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson As Secretary of Commerce -- LULAC, December 3, 2008 - Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) commended the announcement by President-elect Barack Obama of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to the position of Secretary of Commerce today ..more


Obama nominates Richardson for Cabinet -- CNN Politics, December 3, 2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama announced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his pick for secretary of commerce on Wednesday, calling him a "leading economic diplomat for America" ..more


President-elect Barack Obama names Louis Caldera Director of White House Military Office -- Change.gov, December 2, 2008 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama announced today that Louis Caldera will serve as Director of the White House Military Office. Caldera brings a lifetime of military and public service to the Military Office, which coordinates all military support for Presidential operations ..more


Key members of Obama-Biden national security team announced -- Change.gov, Monday, December 1, 2008 01:58pm EST - President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden today announced the following nominees to their administration: Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Eric Holder as Attorney General, Governor Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Susan Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations, and General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret) as National Security Adviser. President-elect Obama also announced that he has asked Robert Gates to stay on as Secretary of Defense ..more


LULAC Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama On The Appointment Of Cecilia Muñoz For White House Director Of Intergovernmental Affairs -- LULAC, November 26, 2008 - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) commended the announcement of Cecilia Muñoz to the position of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House ..more


Obama Appoints White House Speechwriting and Intergovernmental Affairs Heads -- WashingtonPost.com -- Posted at 1:26 PM ET on Nov 26, 2008 - President-elect Barack Obama continued rounding out his White House staff today, naming Jonathan Favreau director of speechwriting and Cecilia Munoz director of intergovernmental affairs ..more


Richardson expected to be Commerce secretary, sources say -- CNN PoliticalTicker, Sunday, November 23, 2008 – Posted: 11:56 AM ET - WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is considering primary election rivals Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Bill Richardson to be his secretary of state, according to Democratic officials who revealed his secret meetings with both as he weighed the decision on folding former foes into his new administration ..more


Brent Wilkes: The Latino Community Expects To Have Representation Within The Administration - MSNBC News Live, November 21, 2008 - Brent Wilkes, National Exec. Director, League of United Latin Americans, is live in D.C., to discuss how the voice of the Latino population will be heard in an Obama presidency. He is concerned that no Latinos have as yet been named to a post in the newly formed government ..more


Obama Weighs Clinton, Richardson For State -- WTOV9.com, Friday, November 14, 2008 – updated: 10:18 pm EST November 14, 2008 - WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is considering primary election rivals Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Bill Richardson to be his secretary of state, according to Democratic officials who revealed his secret meetings with both as he weighed the decision on folding former foes into his new administration ..more


Hispanic Cabinet Members? Claro Que Si -- Washington Post, Posted at 8:45 AM ET on Nov 11, 2008 - Citing the growing influence of Hispanic voters, Latino political advocates are pushing President-elect Barack Obama to appoint at least two and as many as four Hispanics to his administration's 20 cabinet-level positions ..more


Salazar on a list of potential cabinet officials -- Denverpost.com, By The Associated Press – Updated: 11/07/2008 02:07:37 PM MST - President-elect Obama is weighing an array of Washington insiders and outsiders, including some Republicans, for top administration posts, according to Democratic officials ..more


Names surface for top Obama administration jobs -- Yahoo News, By The Associated Press – Fri Nov 7, 6:23 pm ET - President-elect Obama is weighing an array of Washington insiders and outsiders, including some Republicans, for top administration posts, according to Democratic officials ..more


Sonia Sotomayor Addresses Her Nomination to Supreme Court

Inside the Transition: Hispanic Groups


President-elect Obama Introduces Labor Heads


OBAMA NAMES INTERIOR, AGRICULTURE SECRETARIES



BARACK OBAMA'S PRESIDENT ELECT ACCEPTANCE SPEECH