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State leaders on their work to respond to issues impacting Latino communities

Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas and Assemblywoman Sarah Clark appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
Megan Mack
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WXXI News
Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas and Assemblywoman Sarah Clark appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
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According to Pew Research, Latino Americans emphasize some issues more strongly than non-Latino adults. Those issues can include health care, discrimination, violent crime, and more. This week, state leaders from different parts of New York are meeting in Rochester to create a kind of agenda to deal with these issues going forward. And for parts of Rochester, in predominantly Latino neighborhoods, there is new investment and opportunity.

Our guests discuss it:

  • Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas, District 34
  • Assemblywoman Sarah Clark, District 136
  • Miguel Meléndez, president of Rochester City Council
  • Angelica Perez-Delgado, president and CEO of Ibero-American Action League
    Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
    Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
    Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."