National Latino Congreso Schedule and Speakers Announced; Resolution Submissions Now Being Accepted

Hispanic Tips, January 19, 2010

The Conveners of the National Latino Congreso are proud to announce the schedule for the 2010 event, to be held in 10 days!!

Taking place in El Paso, Texas from January 29-31, 2010, this year’s event is being billed as a critical Call to Action!The Congreso will focus on:

* Translating our platforms and resolutions mobilizing support for Justice for Immigrants

* Winning Climate Change and Clean Energy legislation

* Creating jobs/saving homes, building support for a 2nd Economic Stimulus -this time for Main Street instead of Wall Street!

The packed schedule will feature intense discussions and strategy sessions, asking delegates to how best to implement coordinated strategy tools such as Planning local, state and federal mobilizations; Letter writing campaigns; Using paid and earned media; Street actions; and “Grass tops” work.

Visit www.latinocongreso.org/agenda to see the complete schedule and speakers list.

Finally, Resolutions for consideration at this year’s Plenary Sessions are now being accepted.Since 2006, the 157 resolutions created by Congreso delegates from over 500 organizations, encompass traditional issues such as educational reform and immigrant rights as well as issues of growing concern for Latinos nationwide- public health, urban greening, foreign policy, climate change and much more.Visitwww.latinocongreso.org/resolutions/ to see the past work of the Congreso and submit new work 2010.Only delegates may submit resolutions and amendments, and only organizations that register and endorse earn delegates.Resolutions must be submitted online by 5p Pacific on Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

The National Latino Congreso is convened by:

* Hispanic Federation (HF)

* League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC);

* Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF);

* Mexican American Political Association (MAPA);

* National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC);

* National Day Labor Organization Network (NDLON);

* National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC);

* Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP);

* William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI)

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