LULAC National Concludes Successful Convention in New York City

July 12, 2014

Contact: Jossie Flor Sapunar

NEW YORK CITY – New York, N.Y. – The League of United Latin American Citizens concluded a very successful convention in New York City this week with unprecedented attendance and star power. The organization drew over 20,000 people and featured First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez as speakers.

The expo hall, workshops and special events were at capacity and the organization addressed key issues impacting the Latino community including the humanitarian border crisis. LULAC leaders announced plans to partner with other organizations, corporations and federal agencies to provide emergency material assistance to the innocent child refugees being held in facilities throughout the United States.

On the final day of the convention, the elections were postponed due to a court order. While the organization vigorously disputes the plaintiff’s tactic in obtaining such an order without prior notice to LULAC, the organization’s leadership had no choice but to comply with the order and to pursue legal remedies moving forward.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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