LULAC members from across the country will travel to Washington, D.C. in order to participate in the LULAC Annual Legislative Conference and Awards Gala. During the two day conference, members will meet with Members of Congress and agency leaders to discuss how present policies and regulations impact the Latino community.

The Legislative Conference is divided into sessions where issue experts will discuss the need to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and ensure accountability for Latino students’ success. In addition, the policy summit will address the need for comprehensive immigration reform, supporting President Obama’s administrative actions, ending the detention of vulnerable populations, and repealing the 34,000 bed quota rider from appropriation bills.

The legislative sessions are open to the public. More information can be found at

At this year’s Awards Gala, U.S. Senator John Cornyn will be a featured speaker. The Legislative Award will be presented to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her tireless efforts in representing the needs of middle and low income families. The Advocacy Award will be bestowed upon Mr. Julio Pabón for his work on behalf of the Latino community and his leadership in ensuring bilingual coverage of key sporting events.

This year’s Legislative Conference will begin on Wednesday, February 24 at the Mandarin Oriental located at 1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The LULAC Awards Gala will also take place on Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Mandarin Oriental Grand Ballroom.

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