LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 610
|For Immediate Release
July 10, 2002
Contact: Lorraine Quiroga
Houston, TX - Hector Flores, President of the League of United Latin American Citizens, LULAC, addresses the National Association of Colored People, NAACP, Wednesday morning, July 10th, at their annual convention, a historic first for the two largest minority civil rights organizations in the United States.
"We are seeing a new day in America when people of color, brown and black come together with the common purpose of realizing the dream of all Americans for ourselves and our communities," said Flores. "I am honored to be invited to speak before the delegates of an organization whose achievements have helped make America better for us all and improved our situations at work, school and home," he added.
"LULAC and NAACP share a similar vision of what America ought to be in the 21st Century with economic and social opportunities for every individual willing to reach out to the best of their ability to achieve their hopes, dreams, and aspirations," Flores stated.
Flores' appearance at the NAACP is part of a broader effort by LULAC to explore new strategic alliances on issues that are part of the Latino organization's Legislative Agenda for 2002-2003 including:
"No one organization or group can go at it alone and where our interests meet, LULAC stands ready to work with the NAACP and others in an equitable fashion that enables each of us to fulfill our respective missions," added Flores. "At the LULAC table, there will always be a place for friends to join us in working toward a better future for all Americans."
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.