Katie Hobbs Meets With Latino Leaders, Voters About Delivering Real Solutions For Their Communities

Hobbs extends Solutions Can’t Wait Tour with back-to-back roundtable, outreach efforts serving Latino communities

PHOENIX – Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for Governor Katie Hobbs met with Latino leaders and voters in back-to-back events on Thursday to discuss solutions for the problems hitting their communities the hardest.

Continuing her statewide Solutions Can’t Wait Tour, Hobbs joined a roundtable discussion with Latino community leaders on Thursday before attending the kick-off reception of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference (USHCC) in downtown Phoenix.

“Since I began my campaign for governor, it has been my core mission to make Arizona the best place for all of us to live, work, and raise a family,” Hobbs said. “Making up nearly a third of Arizona’s population, our Latino communities are an integral part of this state and our future. As governor, I promise to work day in, day out to create an Arizona where every Arizonan can thrive.”

During Thursday’s roundtable discussion, Hobbs spoke with over a dozen Latino leaders and business owners in Arizona, including Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, Joe Garcia of Chicanos Por La Causa, prominent political advisor and attorney Danny Ortega, and longtime elected leader and Valleywise Health Chair Mary Rose Wilcox. The same day, Hobbs attended the national conference of the USHCC, which is the country’s largest Latino business advocacy organization.

In stark contrast to her opponent, Kari Lake, Hobbs has spent the entire race championing common-sense solutions that serve Arizonans of all backgrounds. Among her growing list of comprehensive policy plans to address everything from soaring inflation to reproductive rights and border security, Hobbs’ Inclusive Arizona plan promises to break down the barriers keeping Black, Latino and Indigenous people in Arizona locked out of the American Dream.

The plan, which debuted December 2021, promises to bolster voting rights for communities of color, reduce and eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and push to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment stalled in the state legislature.