LULAC Receives Endorsement from Dolores Huerta for the MillerCoors Lider of the Year Award

November 13, 2009

With only 8 days to go please vote today for Lizette.

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization is proud to announce that Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation has endorsed Lizette Jenness Olmos for the MillerCoors Lider of the Year award.

“I am very proud of her emerging role as a leader in public service to her community as Communications Director for LULAC,” said Dolores Huerta. “I strongly support her candidacy.”

Lizette has been chosen as part of Líderes because of her passion and involvement in the Hispanic community fighting for health care and immigration reform, stronger hate crimes protection, improved education and the elimination of discrimination. Lizette’s slogan, “If you put your heart and mind to it, anything can be accomplished.” Lizette is a prime example of a dedicated and hard working first-generation immigrant who has achieved success and has served her nation well. Lizette Jeness Olmos

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2. Enter your birthdate (must be 21 to vote)

3. Click on Vote of the 2009 Líder of the Year

4. Vote for Lizette Jenness Olmos!

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Read more about Lizette and Líderes!

Lizette Jenness Olmos is now in the running to be chosen by the public as Líder of the Year and $25,000 for LULAC.

Washington, DC – MillerCoors has chosen Lizette Jenness Olmos, National Communications Director, of the League of United Latin American Citizens, to participate in this year’s Líderes campaign honoring leaders in the Hispanic community. Lizette is among 12 Hispanic Líderes from across the country to be selected as the national Líder of the year.

-- One leader out of the twelve will be selected as the Líder of the Year through a public online vote at www.MillerCoorsLideres.com. The voting will be held through November 20, 2009.

-- The winner will receive a $25,000 grant for a community leadership project with their non-profit organization and MillerCoors.

Lizette has been chosen as part of Líderes because of her passion and involvement in the Hispanic community working on major issues including health care, immigration, education, hate crimes and discrimination. Lizette’s slogan, “If you put your heart and mind to it, anything can be accomplished.” Lizette is a prime example of a dedicated and hard working first-generation immigrant who has achieved success and has served her nation well.

“We are honored that Lizette was selected as one of the 2009 MillerCoors Líderes,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “Thanks to MillerCoors, Lizette’s commitment to the Hispanic community will be highlighted, hopefully inspiring others to hone their leadership skills to better serve their own communities.”

What is Lideres?

“The 2009 Líderes are a diverse group of respected community leaders and MillerCoors is proud to highlight their achievements,” said Joedis Avila, Multicultural Relations Manager for MillerCoors. “Through Líderes we hope to support national and local leaders within the Hispanic community who serve as an inspiration and examples of what one person’s dedication can accomplish. They are all deserving of the Líder of the Year honor.”

Since 2006, Líderes has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of a diverse group of respected national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. In past years the program has included a series of workshops held across the country where participants were able to network and explore themes related to leadership. For more information, please visit www.MillerCoorsLideres.com.

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