Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 23, 2010

Click Here to Hear the Congreso Radio PSA Airing in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas

Click Below to See the Congreso Television PSA Airing in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas

CONTACTS:

  • 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
  • Pablo Alvarado, NDLON: 213 380-2783
  • Gina Montoya, MALDEF: (213) 629-2512

National Convention Launches Radio and Television Spots Promoting Its 2010 Congreso

Spots to be aired in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas

 El Paso, Texas (January 22, 2010) The Conveners of the National Latino Congreso (NLC) launched radio and television spots promoting its 2010 gathering. The 2010 Congreso will be January 29-31 in El Paso, Texas.  To view the spots click here.

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 super-exploited 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 will be held at the Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, Texas.  All activities are open to the public but registration is required at www.latinocongreso.org.  Members of the media wishing to attend the Congreso are requested to register at http://latinocongreso.org/media_registration.

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The National Latino Congreso is a multi-state effort convened by nine national organizations, including 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 Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC), Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP), and William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI). The Co-convening organizations include Bread for the World (Bread), Earth Day Network (EDN), Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana,and National Alliance of Craftsmans Associations (NACA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Sierra Club

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