The League of United Latin American Citizens will honor Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, Congressman Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico and Texas State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer of San Antonio at its 14th Annual National Legislative Awards Gala on February. In addition, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Charlie Gonzalez will speak at the event.
“LULAC is proud to honor these outstanding legislators who have championed key issues important to Latinos,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “We look forward to thanking them for their efforts to pass the DREAM Act, increase access to healthcare, expand educational opportunities and defend our civil rights.”
Daniel Hernandez, Jr. the intern whose quick actions helped save Congresswoman Gabriella Gifford’s life will receive a special recognition during the Gala. Satcha Pretto, the host of Univision Network’s weekend newsmagazine “Primer Impacto Extra” will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
The awards gala caps off LULAC’s two-day legislative conference which provides Latino leaders from across the country the chance to strategize on legislative priorities for the Latino community and visit with their elected members of Congress and senior administration officials.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating through 880 LULAC councils nationwide