The LULAC 19th Annual Legislative Conference and Awards Gala celebrates 87 years of legislative service to the Hispanic community

Each year, LULAC members from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. in order to participate in the LULAC Annual Legislative Conference and Awards Gala. The LULAC Legislative Conference will include a day of workshops open to the public. Details are provided below. Press interested in attending, please email gnolan(at) or pzuleta(at)

At this year’s Awards Gala, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Senator from Texas John Cornyn will receive the Legislative Award. In addition, the Advocacy Award will be presented to Mr. Julio Pabón, Sports Commentator and Community Advocate.

In addition, Grammy Award winners, La Santa Cecilia will be performing hits from their new album Buenaventura and will be available for interviews.

WHAT:    The 19th LULAC Awards Gala

WHEN:    February 24, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Grand Ballroom

The legislative conference includes panel discussions 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.

WHAT:    Surveying the Health Landscape: Addressing Emerging Health Disparities and Strengthening the Affordable Care Act
WHEN:    Wednesday, February 24 at 9:15 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Oriental Ballroom B
WHO:     The Honorable Raul Ruiz, Member of Congress; Dr. Nazhat Parveen Sharma, LULAC National; Jose Plaza, Enroll America; Kaissa Denis, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Erin Hemlin, Young Invincibles; Moises Agosto, National Minority AIDS Council

WHAT:    Advancing Accountability, Equity, and Access in the Era of the Common Core State Standards
WHEN:    Wednesday, February 24 at 10:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Oriental Ballroom B
WHO:     Dr. Lydia Medrano, LULAC National; Thomas Saenz, MALDEF; Luis Maldonado, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Jennifer Pike Bailey, Human Rights Campaign; William Renderos, LULAC National

WHAT:    The March Continues: Keeping Immigration Reform a Top Issue in a Presidential Year
WHEN:    Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 P.M. to 3:15 P.M.
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Oriental Ballroom B
WHO:     The Honorable Raul Grijalva, Member of Congress; Joseph Henry, LULAC National; Tom Jawetz, Center for American Progress; Pamela Denzer, Immigration Equality; Greisa Martinez, United We Dream; Mary Small, Detention Watch Network

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