Democratic Presidential hopefuls to speak at La Raza conference Monday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three Democratic Presidential hopefuls will be in Kansas City Monday. The biggest buzz is about Hillary Clinton, who will speak Monday afternoon at the Kansas City Convention Center to a standing-room-only crowd.

They're speaking at the National Council of La Raza annual conference. It's the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group in the country.

Kansas City Attorney Amanda Sisney at Lathrop and Gage said she doesn't know who she's voting for in 2016.

"I'm completely undecided. I have no candidate that I am supporting right now,” she said.

The young mom is eager to hear what all candidates coming to town have to say.

"One thing that I'm really concerned about is I'm a Kansas citizen. Education is huge right now. It's a huge issue on the Kansas side," said Sisney.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak in front of sold out crowds at the conference both Monday morning and afternoon.

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"It's always exciting and it's great and there's a reason why they're here. This is the largest gathering of Hispanic leaders in the country. We are a growing electorate. Twelve million Latino US voters voted last year," said NCLR Deputy Vice President Enrique Chaurand.

NCLR leaders said they don't know exactly what the candidates will talk about, but said there are plenty of issues on the Latino community's mind.

“They care about the same issues that everyone else does. Education, healthcare, jobs and the economy, what's happening with our financial system,” said NCLR Vice President Eric Rodriguez.

The organization is also calling for a comprehensive solution to immigration reform.

"I think immigration will be a question; how do we fix our immigration system? What do we do about families that are now in limbo,” said Rodriguez.

The NCLR said it reached out to Republican candidates, but none were able to make it to the conference. It said it is a non-partisan organization.

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at 10:15. Martin O’Malley delivers remarks at 1 p.m. followed by Hillary Clinton at 3 p.m. You have to be registered for the speaking events and they are not open to the public.

FOX 4 reached out to five of the Republican Presidential candidates to find out why they were not going to attend the convention, and only three candidates responded.

Senator Marco Rubio’s camp wrote, “We have a scheduling conflict and we're unable to attend.”

A spokesperson for Florida Governor Jeb Bush said, “Unfortunately this was a scheduling conflict, Governor Bush will be in Iowa (Monday).”

Ted Cruz’s spokesperson said, “It does not work with Sen. Cruz’s schedule.”

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