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
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.
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 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