|January 22, 2009
National Latino Congreso
The Politics and Policy Convention of the Latino Community
January 29-31, 2010
El Paso, Texas
National Convention Sets Agenda for Latino Community in 2010
Meeting in El Paso Focuses on Local, State and Federal Advocacy
El Paso, Texas (January 20, 2010) The Conveners of the National Latino Congreso (NLC) released its schedule for the Jan 29-31 event to be held in nine days in El Paso, Texas.
With this gathering, delegates representing millions of Latinos from across America will set advocacy priorities for 2010. The NLC comes at a crucial time as Latino unemployment approaches 20%, nearly 2 million Latinos have been foreclosed, and 12 million superexploited undocumented immigrants -mostly Latinos- suffer in our midst without rights or justice.
This year’s "Congreso" serves as Call to Action that will likely focus on developing strategies around enacting federal legislation on:
· justice for immigrants;
· climate change mitigation and adaptation;
· economic stimulus to create jobs and save homes.
Other issues like the upcoming US Census, border violence, health care, drug policy reform, the Middle East wars, U.S.-Latin America relations may also be heard.
Visit www.latinocongreso.org/agenda to see the complete schedule and speakers list.
Resolutions for consideration at this year’s Plenary Sessions are now being accepted. Since 2006, the 157 resolutions created by Congreso delegates encompass a myriad of issues. Visit www.latinocongreso.org/resolutions/ to see the past work of the Congreso and submit new platforms for 2010. Only delegates may submit resolutions and amendments, and only organizations that register and endorse earn delegates.
The National Latino Congreso is convened by:
· Hispanic Federation (HF)
· League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC);
· Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF);
· Mexican American Political Association (MAPA);
· National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC);
· National Day Labor Organization Network (NDLON);
· National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC);
· Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP);
· William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI)
National Convening Organizations
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Mexican American Political Association
National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities
National Day Laborers Organizing Network
National Hispanic Environmental Council
Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
William C. Velásquez Institute www.wcvi.org
January 20, 2010 Antonio Gonzalez, WCVI: 323-222- 2217
Lizette J. Olmos, LULAC: 202-365-4553
Roger Rivera, NHEC: 703-861-6064
Oscar Chacon, NALACC: 773-450-4176
Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, HF: 212-233-8955
Nativo Lopez, MAPA: 714-541-0250 or 323-269- 1575
Lydia Camarillo, SVREP: 210-922-0225