The 87th LULAC National Convention - "Latinos at the Seat of Power"
May 19, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will host its 87th Annual National Convention from July 12 to July 16 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
With the theme, Latinos at the Seat of Power, the 87th Annual National Convention and Exposition will address the most pressing issues in the Latino community. Given the importance of the 2016 election, LULAC thought it important to bring the concerns of the Latino community to Washington, D.C.
The LULAC convention includes seminars and workshops with expert panelists addressing the issues that most affect our communities—including, immigration reform, education opportunities, healthcare, and veteran’s benefits.
Among those who will be attending the national convention are national candidates, Members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, local elected officials, and academic experts. LULAC is particularly proud to have Muriel Bowser, Mayor for the District of Columbia and Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. House of Representatives Delegate, attend the convention.
A separate track for LULAC youth will provide our emerging leaders with workshops on community service, leadership development, career opportunities and advocacy training.
A key component of the LULAC convention includes the Federal Training Institute (FTI)—an intensive and structured career development program for government employees. This year the FTI will also host workshops for job seekers looking for opportunities in the federal government.
Another important component of the 2016 LULAC National Convention is the expo, which will feature over a hundred corporate partners, government agencies, colleges and universities, armed forces, and nonprofit organizations displaying their products and services while recruiting Latino employees. The expo is a family affair with free health services, daily prizes, giveaways and activities for all members of the family to enjoy.
As a special privilege, LULAC will have the honor of hosting the U.S. Postal Service in unveiling a stamp commemorating Jaime Escalante. The teacher from East Los Angeles inspired inner-city high school students to master calculus and was later inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame for his efforts.
The general public is invited to join members of the largest and oldest Hispanic organization as they gather to address critical issues impacting our community and our country. The LULAC convention in Washington, D.C. is expected to attract more than 20,000 participants.
LULAC appreciates the contributions from its sponsors that include: Target and Toyota as presenting sponsors; AT&T, Ford Motor Company, and Walmart as presidential sponsors; and Chevrolet, Dell, Inc., Macy's, MillerCoors, P&G, Univision Communications, Inc. and the U.S. Army as judicial sponsors. In addition, we are grateful for the support of Southwest Airlines, proud airline sponsor of LULAC.*
*All sponsors confirmed as of 5/19/2016
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 1000 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 www.LULAC.org.