(CNN) - The Hispanic Leadership Network announced Friday it will join CNN, CNN en Español, and The Republican Party of Florida as a co-sponsor for the Republican Presidential Debate set for Jan. 26 in Jacksonville, Florida.
"Hispanics and Republicans naturally share many of the same core values," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who serves as the HLN Conference Co-Chair, said in a statement. "This debate is an opportunity for Hispanic voters to hear from the candidates on the issues that will shape the future of our country."
HLN is an advocacy action group that works with Hispanic communities and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom and limited government.
The televised debate will kick off the group's two-day "Inspiring Action" conference in Miami, which will serve as CNN's main remote location. The conference, to be held just days before Florida's primary on Jan. 31, will aim to explore the role of Florida's Hispanic communities in 2012.
HLN's executive director Jennifer Sevilla-Korn said the group looks forward to partnering with CNN and The Republican Party of Florida.
"With over 4.2 million Hispanic Americans in the state, many are acutely concerned with the candidates' positions on center-right issues of importance to the community," she said. "Co-hosting this debate as part of our 'Inspiring Action' Conference will provide the Hispanic community a direct line to the presidential hopefuls on center-right issues."