Press Release: National Latino Organizations & Community Leaders Unite in Inaugural Celebration Of President-Elect Barack Obama And Largest Latino Voter Turnout On Record.
Latino Inaugural Gala “Renewing America’s Promise to take place on January 18, 2009 at Union Station.
December 19, 2008
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WASHINGTON, DC – National and local Latino advocacy organizations will come together at a Latino-themed gala to commemorate the historic swearing-in of the Honorable Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States and the record Latino voter turnout in November.
10 million Latino voices were heard through an unprecedented numbers of votes during the presidential election, 2.5 million more than in the 2004 presidential election. Latinos will come together again in a display of unity on Sunday, January 18, 2009 in Washington’s historic Union Station for the Latino Inaugural Gala – “Renewing America’s Promise, Celebrando el Cambio” two days before the inauguration.
Latino elected-officials, community leaders and well-known, award-winning Latino entertainers and celebrities will join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI), the Democratic National Committee Hispanic Caucus, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and Voto Latino, among many others, in celebrating this momentous occasion at the Latino Inaugural Gala from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST.
“As the nation is preparing to celebrate the dawn of a new American era, the Latino community has an additional cause for celebration. The historic voter turnout and impact of Latino voters beginning with the primaries and leading to Election Day has reinvigorated our community with a sense of belonging and solidarity with all Americans,” stated Maria Cardona, Communications Director for the Latino Inaugural Gala. “Through our 2009 Latino Inaugural Gala we will celebrate our nation’s 44th President, Barack Obama, and also the voice of millions of American Latino voters who contributed to this historic moment.”
Tickets will go on sale starting at 11:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, December 24, 2009 on-line at www.LatinoInauguralGala2009.com. Tickets are sold on a first-come first-serve basis and are limited to two per person. For any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities for the Latino Inaugural Gala, please contact Maria Cardona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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