: RSVP: This Saturday! Texas Latino Congreso in Dallas, Texas. Join us!

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National Latino Congreso

The Politics and Policy Convention of the Latino Community

Join the Texas Latino Congreso Endorsers

Honorable Martin Quezada, Sate Senator/Democratic Whip, Arizona State Senate
Bexar County Green Party / Spencer Bounds, Regional Director and Rural Caucus Chair, Texas Young Democrats / CANNLIV/John David Global / Casa Grande Realty / Chicano Latino Caucus CA / Communication Workers of America / Confederacion de Matlachines / Crecen / Alan Fizman, McAllen / HALOS / Hermandad Mexicana “la original” / Hispanic Law Student Association -Texas A&M University School of Law / Indivsible DFW / Labor Today News / Latino Culinary Institute / Latino Democrats of Denton County / James Lee, Hispanic Caucus State Committeeman, Texas Democratic Party / LULAC 4782 / LULAC District VII / LULAC/ Dallas County Tejano Democrats/ La Voz del Ancianos/TLC / National Association of Chicano Studies / Progressive Congress / Rincon & Associates LLC / San Antonio Community Development Council / / Town of Atrisco Land Grant / Celina Vasquez, Democratic National Committeewoman, DNC / Wise Latina International
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Advocates, community leaders, policy makers and business leaders will come together to transition discontent into an opposition armed with tools to repeal SB4, stop the border wall, protect DACA and develop strategies to protect vulnerable communities impacted by climate change.

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Texas Latino Congreso

Subject: Follow up on the Texas Latino Congreso

Texas Latino Congreso Co-Conveners,

Next Saturday, September 23rd, the Congreso will open!

We have made significant progress and will keep working on the Congreso so that ultimately, we have successful working sessions with specific outcomes!

Our collective goals are to 1. Repeal SB4 – the Show me your Paper/Racial Profiling law; 2. Protect DACA recipients, pass clean Dream Act – no border wall with pathway to citizenship; 3. Block the construction of the Border Wall; and, 4. Develop strategies to prepare for the problems Latino families face and will with climate change – Hurricanes.

Next week, we have:

1. The last Co-Convener call on Tuesday, September 19th at 10 am. The call number is (712) 775-7000; Participant Access Code: 1050044#

2. Follow up on Call is set for Wednesday, September 20th at 10 am. After we received excellent advise from Senator Martin Quezada, on Arizona’s Boycott following the passage of AZ SB 1070, we will discuss next steps before the discussion at the Congreso on the Economic Boycott. If you are interested in taking part in this discussion, please confirm with me. We will send you a different number for this call.

3. We are still set to host a press conference at the Texas Latino Congreso, on Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am. More on this to be discussed at the Tuesday Convener call. We are asking the Co-Conveners to be part the press conference. Please confirm!

4. Register online, if you are planning on attending and have your 5 to 10, or more, register online as well. Facebook will not work.

5. Congreso Agenda Outline:

8:30 AM to 10 AM Registration

9:00 AM Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM The State of the Latino Community – Analysis

10:00 AM to 12:00 Opening Session: Strategies to Fight Anti-Immigrant Attacks

12:00 Noon to 1:45 PM Luncheon – Legal and Legislative Challenges

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Working Session: Presentation with specific local, state and national strategies – outcomes

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Transforming Political Power in 2018 and 2020 Election

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Report on Work Sessions

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Reception – Celebration Latina Elected Officials and Candidates

We still need you to, if you haven’t and if you have stay at it:

1. Ask that each Co-Convener confirm 5 to 10, or more, leaders and elected officials from your network attend the Latino Congreso. Have them register online at http://texas.latino-congreso.org/

Please extend an invitation to leaders from your network to attend the Congreso (lunch will be provided).

2. Promote the Latino Congreso. See the e-blast below, please to your network, post on the on your Facebook page, twitter account. (Please drop this entire message before you send out and add your message).

3. We request that you send us your photo to prepare an e-blast with your photo to encourage leaders and elected officials to attend the Texas Congreso. (see the e-blast below, within this email, we sent out from Jodi Perry one of the Co-Conveners).

Please let me share the latest update on the Congreso:

1. We had an excellent call with Arizona Senator Martin Quezada, Dem Whip, on their struggle to defeat AZ – SB 1070 and the AZ economic boycott.

2. Confirmed to Speak at the Congreso are Representatives Hon. Diana Arevalo, Hon. Ramon Romero, Hon. Roberto Alonzo, Dallas Commissioner Hon. Dr. Elba Garcia, Nina Perales, MALDEF Vice President of Litigation, Dr. Rogelio Saenz, Dean of Public Policy School at UTSA, Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Executive Director of Progressive Congress and Nativo Lopez, Hermanda Mexicana.

3. Co-Conveners confirmed to Speak or Facilitate the Sessions/Working Sessions are: Domingo Garcia, LULAC 102 and Major Sponsor; Linda Chavez, Texas Hope and Sponsor; Jodi Perry, Texas Latina List and Sponsor, Sam Guzman, TAMACC and Patricia Gonzales, WCVI.

If you haven’t confirmed with me, let me know if you are attending or your plans changed and you are now able to join us so that we can include you in speaking/facilitor’s role.

4. 20 Co-Conveners have agreed to be part of the Texas Latino Congreso. You will see from of the logos of the Co-Conveners (see below).

5. We have representation from the following cities confirmed to attend the Congreso from the following cities: San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Bryon, College Station, Rockdale, Fort Worth, Desoto, Denton, Arlington, Irving, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Taylor, Lewisville, Twenty Palm, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Italy, Frisco, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and Washington DC.

Thank you,

Lydia

210-849-4496 cell

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National Latino Congreso

The Politics and Policy Convention of the Latino Community

Jodi Valenciano Perry
President
Texas Latina List
Join me and Texas Latina List at the Texas Latino Congreso,
Saturday, September 23rd for a day long gathering where we’ll hear from experts in Latino demographics, activists, Dreamers, enviro leaders from the border and more! La Resistencia at the Congreso!

JOIN US BY ENDORSING & REGISTERING!

About Texas Latina List
Texas Latino Congreso Convener
The Texas Latina List’s mission is to elect Latinas from city hall to the halls of Congress. Each election cycle Latinas running for office are making history and next year we will declare 2018 as the YEAR OF THE LATINA. Our goal is to have over 100 Latina candidates running for office across the state. Join us at the Texas Latino Congreso to help build a coordinated winning campaign to protect the future of our families. Botas On!

Join the Texas Latino Congreso
Endorsers can be an elected official’s office, non-profit organization, business, union, religious institution or network interested in endorsing the 2017 Texas Latino Congreso. Plus there’s no cost!

Casa Grande Realty / Chicano Latino Caucus CA / Confederacion de Matlachines / Democratic National Committee, Texas / Hermandad Mexicana “la original” / Hispanic Law Student Association -Texas A&M University School of Law / Indivsible DFW / Jana Lynn Sanchez for Congress 2018 / Labor Today News / Latino Democrats of Denton County / LULAC DISTRICT VII / Mt San Antonio College/ Progressive Congress / Rincon & Associates LLC / San Antonio Community Development Council / Texas Democratic Party / Texas Young Democrats / Town of Atrisco Land Grant / Wise Latina International

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