Council Speaker to Advocate for Latinos At Dem Debate

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is traveling to the first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday at the behest of a major Latino political group.

Mark-Viverito is one of the most prominent Puerto Rican politicians in the nation. She’ll appear in Las Vegas for the Latino Victory Fund.

She claimed that the choice for Latinos is going to be “crystal clear” in 2016 due to the Republican party’s stance on immigration.

The speaker is a growing national voice on immigration issues. She has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and is expected to campaign for her.