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2010 Press Releases

Two Young American Politicians to Discuss Political Participation

Riga, July 20, 2010
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On Monday, July 26, two young American politicians, the Mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro and his twin brother, Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro, will meet with students, young leaders and the general public in Riga and Limbazi to discuss how young people can get involved in their communities and in politics. Julián and Joaquin Castro will talk about their life story – their experience growing up in a bilingual neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas and their awakening interest in politics and civic activism. They will also give an inside perspective as to what it is like to work on an American political campaign – both as volunteers and as the candidates themselves.

Julián and Joaquin Castro are Mexican-American politicians from the U.S. state of Texas. At 35, Julián is the youngest mayor of a major American city. Joaquin is a state representative in the Texas Legislature.

The discussion will be held on Monday, July 26, 14:00-16:00 at the Stockholm School of Economics, Soros Auditorium, Strēlnieku Street 4a, Riga. The event is free of charge and everybody is invited. The discussion will be conducted in English.

Note to the Editor:

Journalists interested to cover the visit of the two politicians, are invited to attend the following events with the participation of Julian Castro and Joaquin Castro:

  • Monday, July 26, 14:00–16:00, Soros Auditorium Stockholm School of Economics, Riga – Public Lecture on Youth Participation and Political Activism.
  • Tuesday, July 27, 10:30–11:30, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, Smilšu iela 7, Riga – Roundtable Discussion with Editors and Journalists.
  • Tuesday, July 27, 15:00–15:20, Limbaži City Council, Rīgas iela 16, Limbaži – Photo opportunity during the meeting with the Limbaži City Council.
  • Tuesday, July 27, 15:30–17:00, Limbaži Secondary School No 1, Rīgas iela 28, Limbaži – Discussion on Civic and Political Activism with Students.

Please, register your participation in the media opportunities above by contacting U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section at the contact information below.

U.S. Embassy Riga, Public Affairs Section
Address: Smilšu iela 7, Rīga, LV 1050, Latvia
Phone: 371 67509022; 29405048; 67509037
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