MEDIA ADVISORY: Dr. Fauci, Health Experts, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Virtual Conversation on COVID-19 and Latino Communities

Sep 29, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Tomorrow, September 30th, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is hosting a virtual discussion on how COVID-19 is disproportionately harming Latino communities and what we can do to address these disparities. Latinos are three times as likely to be infected and twice as likely to die from the coronavirus, largely a consequence of long-standing health, economic, and social inequities. The conversation will be livestreamed on CHC’s Facebook page.


  • Wednesday, September 30th, 10:30am — 11:45am EST


  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Coronavirus Task Force, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Dr. Peter Jay Hotez, Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Kenia Peregrino, Emergency Relief Organizer, UFW Foundation
  • Dr. Robert Rodriguez, M.D, Professor of Emergency Medicine | University of California San Francisco

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  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)
  • Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (CA-44), 2nd Vice Chair of the CHC
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-16), Whip of the CHC  
  • Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Freshman Representative of the CHC
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38)
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-23)
  • Rep. Jesús "Chuy" García (IL-4)
  • Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
  • Rep. Tony Cárdenas (TX-29)
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (TX-36)
  • Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09)
  • Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34) 
  • Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16)