The 86th LULAC National Convention Familia: The Building Blocks of our Society

July 6, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will host its 86th LULAC National Convention from July 7 to July 11 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Annual LULAC Convention includes members of Congress, local elected officials, celebrities, academic experts, and seminars and workshops with expert panelists addressing the issues that affect our communities most. With the recent Supreme Court decisions involving healthcare and marriage equality, Latinos are increasingly seeing their issues take center stage. With the King v. Burwell decision, over 2.6 million Latinos kept the federal subsidies allowing them to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, Latino members of the LGBT community now have the right to marry in all fifty states.

The Latino community is rapidly gaining momentum, and these past few weeks have demonstrated the potency of Latino political power. The public outcry over the comments of Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the business fallout in their aftermath, illustrate that Latino political power is increasing, and politicians must pay attention to this critical segment of the population.

The LULAC National Convention in Salt Lake City is expected to attract more than 20,000 participants committed to addressing these issues through participation in a variety of programs.

One of the most popular components of the 2015 LULAC Convention is the Expo which will feature dozens of corporate partners, government agencies, colleges and universities, labor unions, armed forces and non-profit organizations displaying their products and services while recruiting Latino employees at the LULAC Career Fair. Families will not want to miss the excellent free entertainment provided at the LULAC stage, free screenings at the health fair, housing counseling and financial workshops. Tickets will be available at the expo for a free concert featuring Norteño artist Michael Salgado, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Little Joe y La Familia, and hosted by Angelica Vale.

The LULAC National Convention hosts the Federal Training Institute (FTI) —an intensive and structured career development program for government employees which will take place from July 8-10. This year the FTI will also host workshops for job seekers looking for opportunities in the Federal Government.

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. All events, except meal functions, are free and open to the public.

ABOUT LULAC
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.

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