Updated: Governor Brown to Welcome Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto to California


8-25-2014

NOTE: Information regarding pooled photo and television coverage of Governor Brown greeting President Peña Nieto at the Stanford Mansion prior to tomorrow's luncheon has been added below.

SACRAMENTO - Less than a month after meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto during California's Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will welcome President Peña Nieto to California for events in Los Angeles and Sacramento next Monday and Tuesday.

"California and Mexico share a rich history and strong cultural ties and we look forward to welcoming President Peña Nieto to the Golden State," said Governor Brown after meeting with President Peña Nieto last month.

Below is the schedule of events including Governor Brown and President Peña Nieto:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meeting with Mexican Community Leaders Hosted by President Peña Nieto
President Peña Nieto will gather hundreds of Mexican and Mexican-American leaders in Los Angeles, where he and Governor Brown will deliver remarks.
When: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Media Coverage: For more information, including details on credentialing and check-in, credentialed media interested in covering the event must contact Marisela Carreón de Flores with the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles at 213-351-6840 or mcarreon@sre.gob.mx with name, media outlet, title, date of birth, nationality, driver's license or passport number and a passport-sized photo by 6:00 p.m. today, Friday, August 22, 2014.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Luncheon with President Peña Nieto Hosted by Governor Brown
Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will host a luncheon honoring President Peña Nieto at the Stanford Mansion.
When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Leland Stanford Mansion, 800 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Media Coverage: The opening of the lunch, including remarks from President Peña Nieto and Governor Brown, will be open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Andrew Santana with the Office of the Governor at andrew.santana@gov.ca.gov by 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014. Credentialed media with television and radio equipment will be required to check in between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. All other credentialed reporters will be required to check in between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.
Pooled Coverage of Greeting: Governor Brown will greet President Peña Nieto when he arrives at the Stanford Mansion. Coverage of the greeting will be limited to the following photo and television pool:
- Photos: The Associated Press will provide pool photos to news agencies onsite. For more information, please contact Rich Pedroncelli at rpedroncelli@ap.org.
- Television: KCRA Television will provide pool video to news agencies from the KCRA truck between approximately 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. For more information, please contact KCRA managing editor Angie Sheets, at 916-508-1277 or asheets@hearst.com.


State Address by President Peña Nieto Hosted by the California Legislature
President Peña Nieto will deliver an address before a Joint Convention of the California State Legislature at the California State Capitol in the Assembly Chamber.
When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.
Where: State Capitol, Assembly Chamber, Sacramento, CA 95814
Media Coverage: Media interested in covering the event must be credentialed by the Office of Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins. For more information, contact Jessica Duong in the Speaker's Office at 916-319-2408 or jessica.duong@asm.ca.gov by 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014.

President Peña Nieto's trip to California follows the invitation Governor Brown extended when Mexico's Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña visited Sacramento last month. The invitation was accepted the following week when Governor Brown met with President Peña Nieto in Mexico City during the Governor's Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico.

Agreements with top government officials to expand collaboration between California and Mexico on climate change, higher education, energy and trade were also signed during the Trade and Investment Mission. Additionally, during the trip Governor Brown convened Mexican and Central American religious and diplomatic leaders to discuss immigration and signed a letter of intent with Mexico's Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare to help protect the rights of Mexican migrant workers in California.

Since taking office Governor Brown has signed the Dream Act, which allows top students who are on the path to citizenship to apply for college financial aid, AB 60, which extends the legal right to drive on the state's roadways to millions more Californians and a number of other bills to enhance school, workplace and civil protections for California's hardworking immigrants. Yesterday, Governor Brown, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and legislative leaders announced legislation to provide legal services to unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America.

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