Hillary Clinton to Speak at Joint Convention for Black and Hispanic Journalists

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Jim Young / Reuters

Hillary Clinton will address the largest gathering of black and Latino journalists since 2008, multiple sources confirm to BuzzFeed News.

This year, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists are holding a joint convention in Washington, D.C., and Clinton will make remarks Friday, sources said.

The format is up in the air at the moment and it is unclear if Clinton will take questions, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

In 2008, then Sen. Barack Obama addressed Unity, a convention which brought together 7,000 black, Latino, Asian, and Native American journalists together.

This year, Clinton won her primary on the strength of her support from a coalition of black, Latino, and older voters. In her general election matchup with Trump, her campaign hopes to turn out that same coalition of black and Latino voters to carry her to victory. Clinton spoke to the League of United Latin American Citizens in July.

The groups extended an invitation to Trump to speak as well, as many other Latino and black organizations have done in the lead up to the general election, but his campaign has not yet responded, sources said.

Source: Buzzfeed