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LULAC National President Rosa Rosales Issues Statement on Fort Hood Shooting

November 6, 2009

Contact: Lizette Jenness Olmos  (202) 833-6130 ext. 16

LULAC loses a distinguished family member

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, National President Rosa Rosales sends her condolences to the families of those who were killed in yesterday’s horrific shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

“We are saddened to hear that we have lost a LULAC family member today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We hope that the Pentagon, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security, will continue working on this case to ensure that Fort Hood and all our military installations are safe and will continue to support the Fort Hood community during this time of tragedy.”

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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