National Leaders Cecilia Munoz, Governor Luis Fortuno, Representative Ben Lujan will Address LULAC National Legislative Gala

February 22, 2010

Contact: Lizette Olmos, ljolmos@lulac.org, (202) 365-4553 mobile

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens will feature White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño, Representative Ben Lujan (D-NM) among others at its 13th Annual National Legislative Awards Gala to be held on Feb. 24th at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.

“We will be recognizing leaders in the community,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. LULAC deeply appreciates all of their outstanding efforts to champion the cause of Hispanics in the areas of healthcare, education, civil rights, immigration and the economy in Congress.

The Legislative Awards Gala was established to recognize individuals who championed those issues that are most important to the Latino community. Gala attendees include Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Agency Secretaries, Corporations and Hispanic leaders.

Corporate sponsors of the event include AT&T, Comcast Corporation, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, NCTA, Verizon Communications, Inc., AMGEN Inc., Google Inc., Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Univision Communications, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Home Box Office, MillerCoors, National Education Association, The Proctor & Gamble Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Bank of America, McDonalds, Tracfone Wireless, Internships.com, Sevice Employees International Union, Telemundo Communications Group, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., MasterCard, AFT and partners LULAC DC Council and LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).

Tickets to the black-tie gala and table sponsorships are available. The gala begins with a reception at 6 p.m., the awards program at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. For tickets or table sponsorships, call Silvia Perez at (202) 833-6130 ext. 17 or sperez@lulac.org. Tickets can be obtained on our web site at www.LULAC.org.

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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