Democratic Presidential Candidate and Leading Government Officials to Address the 87th LULAC National Convention in Washington, D.C.

June 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Guided by the theme, Latinos at the Seat of Power, the 2016 LULAC National Convention and Exposition is expected to draw over 20,000 attendees. Our national convention packs more energy and draws a higher attendance than any other event in the Latino community. Noteworthy events include policy workshops, a job fair, and the federal training institute. Additionally, separate tracks for the youth will provide the Latino community's emerging leaders with the opportunity to learn about the issues that impact our community.

LULAC is pleased to announce that Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will be addressing the convention.

“LULAC is looking forward to having Senator Sanders attend the convention and discuss important issues facing working class Latinos,” said LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes. “Immigration reform, education and economic inequality are serious issues currently facing Latinos, and it’s critical that our government officials are working with the Latino community for solutions.”

LULAC is also pleased to announce the participation of U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management Beth F. Colbert, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, U.S. House of Representatives Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser.


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

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