Leaders Representing The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Visit Washington State to Address Concerns of Latino Community

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In an effort to address issues that impact the Latino community, leaders from LULAC will visit Washington State to hold meetings with law enforcement and elected officials.

The community of Washington State has expressed concern over the recent unnecessary use of excessive police force directed towards minority communities. In addition, the community is concerned over increasing efforts to carve out voting districts in a manner that dilutes the Latino voting power. In an effort to address issues that impact the Latino community, leaders from LULAC will visit Washington State to hold meetings with law enforcement and elected officials. The leaders will also announce the newly created councils in Washington State and how the community can get involved.

WHO:             LULAC National President, Roger C. Rocha, Jr.
LULAC Vice President for the Farwest Region, David Hernandez
LULAC National Education Service Centers, Executive Director, Richard Roybal

WHAT:         November 9, 2015, LULAC will hold a Presidential Luncheon, 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington 98661. Lunch is $10/person. To RSVP email roseprez13(at)gmail(dot)com or call (360) 910-8493. The press and public are invited to attend.

November 10, 2015, LULAC will hold a press conference, 2:30 P.M. at the Northwest Communities Education Center (KDNA), 121 Sunnyside Avenue, Granger, Washington 98932. The event is also open to the public.

November 10, 2015, LULAC will hold a Presidential Dinner, 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Avenue, Pasco, Washington 99301. Dinner is $30/single and $50/couple, includes Empowering Latino Comedy by Ernie G. To RSVP email Port_ga(at)hotmail(dot)com or call (509) 420-0596. The press and public are invited to attend.

“We must ensure that the newly recreated LULAC Councils in the State of Washington are able to work with law enforcement and elected officials to ensure that issues, such as, economic empowerment, educational attainment and immigration reform are adequately being addressed,” said LULAC National President, Roger C. Rocha, Jr.

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit http://www.LULAC.org, http://www.LULAC.org/facebook, and http://www.LULAC.org/twitter.

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