Discovery Familia To Salute Latina Leaders On The Hill

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Discovery Familia, the mom-targeted Spanish Language net from Discovery Networks, is taking to Capitol Hill Thursday to honor "outstanding Latina leaders: in politics and government, and in the process pitch the net as the go-to channel for Hispanic moms with young children.

In association with the National Hispanic Latina Institute and CentroNía, Discovery Familia will honor Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Latina in Congress; Rep. Linda Sánchez, the first Latina Judiciary Committee Member and Latina to serve on the Judiciary Committee; Beatriz "BB" Otero, founder of CentroNía, "a nationally recognized, multicultural learning community"; and Marisa Rivera, president MPowerment Works.

The channel will also take the opportunity to unveil the results of a study on the "evolving needs and expectations of Hispanic moms in the U.S., whose media needs and expectations the channel is looking to fill.