Seventy-nine years ago, the founders of the League
of United Latin American Citizens created what would become the largest
Hispanic civil rights and service organization in the United States. Since
our founding, LULAC has developed a tremendous track record of success
advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, housing, political
influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans.
On behalf of our membership, I invite you to partner with
LULAC in 2008 and help us address the needs of the fastest growing
population in the United States. LULAC offers sponsorship opportunities with
our award-winning programs in education, economic empowerment, technology,
health, immigration, housing and consumer education operating at more than
600 locations across the country.
I especially encourage you to consider participating in
our 2008 national events. The LULAC National Legislative Awards Gala and
Policy Briefing will take place on March 5, 2008 in Washington, DC; our
National Womenís Conference in San Antonio, TX from March 14 to 15, 2008; and the LULAC National Convention will take place
in Washington, DC from July 7 to 12, 2008. These exciting events
highlight key issues impacting the Hispanic community and will give you the
opportunity to network with LULACís grassroots membership. Best of all,
proceeds from these events are used to fund our program initiatives.
In addition, I am proud to announce the formation of the
LULAC National Building Fund to help LULAC acquire our first national
headquarters in Washington, DC. The purchase of the 10th floor office
condominium at 1430 K Street, NW will provide LULAC with enough space to
double its national staff, strengthen its ability to deliver model programs
throughout the country, and engage Hispanic Americans in the legislative
discussions that will affect their future. There are multiple ways for you
to get involved in our building fund campaign, including naming
opportunities and seven levels of giving that can be spread out over several
For more information about these exciting opportunities to
partner with LULAC, please contact Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, at (202) 833-6130.
I look forward to visiting with you soon.
LULAC National President