Latino Leaders Launch Effort to Make Their Voices Heard In National and State HealthCare Debates

LULAC Joins Forces with Health Groups to Discuss Universal HealthCare

April 18, 2008

Javier Dominguez, 202-833-6130 ext. 12
Vivian Todini, 917-747-7980

Latino leaders from the Northeast will gather at the first “Latino Voices in Universal Heath Care, A Regional Action Summit,” designed to bring Latino voices to the healthcare reform debate. The Universal Healthcare Summit will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Sheraton 4-Points, at 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, Connecticut. LULAC members and friends are encouraged to participate. The Summit is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the Summit is to provide a forum for our nation’s fastest growing segment of the population to discuss policies important to their community. There is much at stake for Latinos. In Connecticut alone, while Latinos are 10 percent of the state’s population, they constitute 40 percent of the uninsured. These numbers reflect nationwide trends. The summit will feature various U.S. Senators who will join a large group of Hispanic students from around the U.S. to discuss the critical issues facing their communities in the areas of immigration, education, civil rights, judicial system amongst other issues. Latino leaders will identify opportunities for organizing and building state and national coalitions to advance the universal health care for all.

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