Linked is a news article, reporting on the NCLR Capital Awards Gala for 2012 and the speakers who presented.
At the NCLR’s Capital Awards gala, an evening filled with the who’s who of Hispanic national politics and advocacy, more than 700 leaders, government officials and community activists were on hand to celebrate the achievements of Rep. George Miller of California, Mayor Paul Bridges of Uvalda, Ga., and the organization Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).
“The Republican Party stands for family businesses and small government. Neither of these three qualities were in the bill,” said Mayor Paul Bridges, the night’s first recipient refering to his efforts to stand against Georgia’s immigration law.
Bridges, a conservative Republican, surprised many last year when he became involved with a class-action civil-rights lawsuit brought by immigrant-rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, to prevent Georgia’s immigration enforcement law from going into effect.
“Mayor Bridges has shown true leadership by confronting a complex situation with a brave heart—mucho corazón—and a human touch,” said NCLR’s vice chair and member of its board of directors Jorge Plasencia, who presented the mayor with the award.
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