Iowa LULAC Members Gather to Protest Trump at the Annual Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition
September 22, 2015
LULAC members from across the state of Iowa convened at the Annual Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Family Banquet and Presidential Forum in protest of Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attendance.
LULAC National Vice President for the Midwest, Joe Enriquez Henry, led the protest at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines and released the following statement:
“We protested Donald Trump’s attendance at the Annual Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition dinner to make clear that the Latino community does not stand with Trump. He has continuously insulted and used the Latino community to make headlines and win points with his anti-immigrant base. Trump lacks the leadership, vision, and substance needed to hold any elected office. Further, his callous disregard for the immigrant community demonstrates his ignorance of what it takes to win a presidential race in this country.”
At the event, LULAC National Vice President for the Midwest, Joe Enriquez Henry interviewed with Pat Rynard with "Iowa Starting Line," and Norbert Hoefler with "Stern Magazine.”
Last week, over 5,000 people gathered in Dallas, Texas for a Dump Trump march. The march was planned by LULAC District III and LULAC Council #102.
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 1,000 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, www.LULAC.org/facebook, and www.LULAC.org/twitter.