LULAC Spearheads Letter to Congress in Support of Employment Training Legislation
July 31, 2013
Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta at lulac.org, (202) 812-4477
Washington, D.C.- This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) expressing their support for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013.
Both LULAC and MALDEF are co-chairs of the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC), a group comprised of more than 20 organizations dedicated to improving the educational opportunities of the more than 54 million Hispanics living in the United States and Puerto Rico.
“The reauthorization of the WIA is critical to the revitalization of our economy because it’s a direct investment in our labor force,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “With such training programs, we can produce potential employees who can fill many of the current 3.6 million job openings in highly skilled areas. LULAC will continue to work through the Hispanic Education Coalition to educate Members of Congress on the importance of preserving these programs for unemployed Americans.”
To read a copy of the letter sent to the Senate HELP Committee, click here (PDF format)