Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Secretary for Commerce and founder of the Republicans for Immigration Reform super political action committee (PAC), spoke to Audie Cornish about amnesty and immigration reform in early February 2013:

A few weeks later, Gutierrez announced he was stepping down from his position as vice chairman at Citigroup to lead his super PAC as chairman. According to his bio on the Hispanic Leadership Network website, he was actively involved in U.S.-Cuba policy during his tenure as Commerce Secretary. He was also previously chairman and CEO of the Kellogg Company.

Founder and Chairman, Republicans for Immigration Reform super PAC

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Business, Commerce, Politics & Policy, Latinos, Cuba, Republican Party, Conservative Politics

Location: Washington, DC (and sometimes New York)

Contact Information:
(202) 285-7778

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

All Things Considered: Republicans Divided Over Immigration Reform

Francesca Chambers

Francesca Chambers is a political reporter at the Daily Mail, where she covers Congress, the White House, the Obama administration and campaigns and elections. Previously she was the editor and publisher of Red Alert Politics, an online publication written by and for young conservatives that she founded on behalf of MediaDC, the parent company of The Washington Examiner and The Weekly Standard.Chambers has been a featured speaker at Leadership Institute, Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity’s annual “Defending the American Dream Summit” and “Right Online” conference, the State Policy Network’s annual meeting, the Western Conservative Summit and Bridging the Gap summits, and CPAC.

She is a frequent panelist on PBS’s Sunday morning show To the Contrary. She has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, PBS’s NewsHour, MSNBC, CNN, TheBlazeTV, HuffPost Live, and has been a guest on Take Action News with David Shuster and on NPR.

Political Reporter, Daily Mail

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Congress, the White House, the Obama Administration, Conservative Politics, GOP, Young Conservatives, Campaigns & Elections

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Twitter: @Fran_Chambers

Heard on NPR Morning Edition: At CPAC, GOP Makes Push For Young Voters

Linda Chavez

Linda Chavez is president of the Becoming America Institute, a non-profit public policy organization in Boulder, Colorado, as well as a noted political commentator and columnist. Her syndicated column runs in newspapers nationally and she is a political analyst for FOX News.

In addition to her frequent television appearances, Chavez has been a guest on NPR to discuss everything from Paul Ryan to public sector unions. She has written and spoken extensively on civil rights, women’s issues and race. She is the author of “Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation,” and a memoir, “An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal.”

Chavez has served in a number of appointed positions, including as Chairman of the National Commission on Migrant Education and Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She was the 1986 Republican nominee for Maryland’s U.S. Senate race.

President of the Becoming America Institute, Political Columnist and Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Conservative Politics, Republican Party, Civil Rights, Hispanic Issues

Location: Boulder, CO (with frequent travel to D.C. and NYC)

Contact Info:

Phone: (720) 545-6533


Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.

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