LULAC to Mark Hispanic Heritage Month with Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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LULAC’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day will include the bipartisan participation of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), among other champions.

This September, the nation’s oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization will host its annual LULAC Capitol Hill Advocacy Day. LULAC members from across the country will conduct advocacy visits with over 50 congressional offices from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. LULAC members will also meet with the Judiciary Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee, Natural Resources Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, and Members from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

LULAC’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day will include the bipartisan participation of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), among other champions.

LULAC will kick off the Capitol Hill Advocacy Day with a press conference on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The press conference will include remarks from congressional members and Latino leaders regarding the importance of the Latino vote and the current efforts underway to register Latino voters. The leaders will also discuss how Trump’s anti-Latino and misogynist rhetoric has alienated an important voting block that is critical to winning the White House.

WHO:

  • Congressman Marc Veasey, D-TX, 33rd District
  • LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha Jr.
  • LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes

WHAT:
LULAC press conference to kick off annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

WHEN:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9:00am to 9:30am

WHERE:
U.S. Capitol House Triangle (Independence Ave SE & New Jersey Ave SE)

About LULAC

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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