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Congressional Leaders Baca,
Hinojosa, Ros-Lehtinen and Roybal-Allard Will Receive Top Awards
at LULAC National Legislative Gala.
February 21, 2008
For more information, contact:
Lizette Jenness Olmos, 202-833-6130 ext. 16
Washington, DC - The League of
United Latin American Citizens will honor Reps.
Joe Baca, Ruben Hinojosa, Lucille Roybal-Allard
and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen at its 11th Annual
National Legislative Awards Gala to be held on
Feb. 27 at the J.W. Marriot in Washington, D.C.
“Rep. Joe Baca will be
receiving the Leadership Award for his
outstanding work as Chairman of the
Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Without his
efforts a tremendous educational resource for
the Hispanic community would have been lost,”
said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “The
President’s Award will go to Rep. Lucille
Roybal-Allard for her support for programs that
address underage drinking, violence against
women and child labor. The Legislative Awards go
to Reps. Ruben Hinojosa and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
LULAC deeply appreciates their outstanding
efforts to champion the cause of Hispanic
education in Congress as well as their
leadership on immigration, education and the
The Legislative Awards were
established to recognize individuals who
championed those issues that are most important
to the Latino community. Gala attendees include
members of Congress, ambassadors, federal
officials and Hispanic leaders.
Corporate sponsors of the
event include Ford Motor Company, Bank of
America, Comcast, Verizon Communications, Inc.,
General Motors, Univision Communications, Inc.,
AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, Miller Brewing
Company, PepsiCo, Inc., The Procter and Gamble
Company, Shell Oil Company, Sprint/Nextel,
National Education Association, AARP, LNESC and
LULAC Council 1.
Tickets to the black-tie gala
and table sponsorships are available. The gala
begins with a reception at 6 p.m., the awards
program at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. For
tickets or table sponsorships, call David Perez
at (202) 833-6130 ext. 13 or email@example.com.
Tickets can be obtained on our web site at
The League of United Latin
American Citizens, the oldest and largest
Hispanic membership organization in the country,
advances the economic conditions, educational
attainment, political influence, health and
civil rights of Hispanic Americans through
community-based programs operating at more than
700 LULAC councils nationwide.
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