The Department of Veterans Affairs Joins LULAC in Supporting the 4th Annual Hispanic Veterans Summit

November 13, 2009

Contact: Lizette Jenness Olmos  (202) 365-4553 mobile

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and olldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the 4th Annual 2009 LULAC Veterans Summit in Los Angeles today.

“LULAC’s Veterans Summit will address issues of critical importance to U.S. veterans and their families in a state with over 13.2 million Latino residents. You can expect to hear from cabinet secretaries, political leaders, government experts, local elected officials, and respected business and community leaders,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales.

Keynote speakers include John U. Sepulveda, Assistant Secretary, Office of Human Resources and Administration and Steve L. Muro, Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Veterans Summit will take place on December 3-5, 2009 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Attendees will participate in two days of cutting edge seminars, conference break-out sessions, job and health fairs and clinics including interactive informational displays.

“This is about doing what is best for those who serve this country and using every federal, state and community asset to do it,” said LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes. “We’re proud of the people and the organizations who have stepped up to make sure everyone who bravely and courageously served this country gets the services they deserve.”

There will be a free two-day expo showcasing services, education and employment opportunities and resources to start your own business. The job fair features top companies and federal agencies looking to hire.

For summit registration information contact Mario Marsans at mmarsans@lulac.org, 202-833-6130. For media RSVP contact Lizette Jenness Olmos at ljolmos@lulac.org, 202-365-4553.

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, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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