- PRESS RELEASE / Florida LULAC Convention elects Miamian as State
May 29, 2007
Contact Person: Lourdes Jasper 954-319 5795 or Douglas Saballos 305
Florida LULAC Convention elects Miamian as State Director
Tampa, FL, On Sunday, Labor day weekend LULAC, the League of Latin
American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in
the United States with its mission to advance the economic
condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and
civil rights of Hispanics in the United States and representing over
215,000 members held it?s state convention in Tampa, Fl and elected
Cuban born, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera as its? state director. Ms.
Rodriguez will serve as head of Florida representing issues
affecting the Hispanic population in LULAC?s national board.
Ms. Rodriguez Aguilera is an international speaker and entrepreneur
as well as a long time activist on immigration, civil rights and
education. Her elected board is comprised of Deputy State Director
Julio Alba, Peruvian business developer, residing in Miami, V.P. of
Women Joanne King women activist of Tampa, V.P. of Young Adults
Rodolfo ?Puma? Pumariega, Cuban born entrepreneur residing in
Naples, V.P. for Youth, John Luke Christian, Puerto Rican- Mexican
residing in Clearwater and as Treasurer, LULAC? s International
Ambassador for Latin America & the Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Robert
Outgoing state director, Anita de Palma of Tampa , who held the
position for it?s maximum term of four years will officially turn
over the gavel to Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera at the LULAC national
convention that will be held in Chicago , Illinois July 9-14, 2007.
Awards were presented to Victor Valdes of Naples for Man of the
Year, Joanne King of Tampa for Woman of the year and scholarships
were given in memory of Gabriel Cazares, Armando Fernandez received
the LULAC Florida Performing Arts Scholarship and Walmart presented
other scholarship awards.
Among other important issues approved in the convention were it?s
selection of Miami as Florida ?s 2008 convention site. This will be
critical as 2008 is an election year and Florida will play an
important part as a key state for the Presidential election.
Several resolutions were also presented and approved, concerning
with 1)free trade for Peru, 2)environmental issues 3) Developing a
Florida civil rights office to present complaints of human rights
violation and 4) a resolution asking LULAC to develop a three digit
rumor control and information/referral/complaint number to assist
all those wanting to know basic immigration questions and a central
place to call before hiring someone in filling out immigration
documents. The latter will alleviate the overwhelming problem that
has occurred to many immigrants that have handed their life savings
for the hopes of gaining a legal status in the USA without obtaining
All those interested in obtaining more information on Florida LULAC
Floridalulac@... the national LULAC page is www.lulac.org.
Press Release distributed by the LULAC Florida State office
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