LULAC to Host Press Conference and Organize Rally Ahead of Trump Visit to Des Moines, Iowa



*Please note additional LULAC events in Des Moines, IA have been announced

League of United Latin American Citizens

National Office

1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20036

Media Advisory

January 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Tania Mercado | 626-818-4462 | tmercado

TODAY: LULAC to Host Press Conference and Organize “Stop the Hate Rally” Ahead of Trump Visit to Des Moines, Iowa

– Additional Events in Des Moines Announced –

Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization to Discuss Successful Voter Outreach Campaign; 70% of Adult Latinos Are Now Registered to Vote in the Hawkeye State

Des Moines, Iowa – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will hold a press conference TODAY, Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 9:30am CT at the Iowa State Capitol to announce the results of the organization’s Latino voter outreach efforts in the state, as well as to discuss issues of importance the powerful Latino electorate there.

Following the morning press conference, LULAC will be joined by 400 members of the community at Drake University TODAY, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00pm CT for the “Stop the Hate Rally” in response to President Trump’s visit. The purpose of this peaceful rally is not to disrupt the event, but rather to call out the harm that the Trump Administration’s policies have inflicted on the Latino community.

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00pm CT, LULAC National and LULAC Iowa will join Poder Latinx, Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO), and Voto Latino, for a phone banking event aimed at engaging voters ahead of the caucuses. This event is open to the press.

WHAT:

  • National and local LULAC leaders discuss the latest figures in Latino voter outreach and implications for the 2020 Iowa Caucuses
  • LULAC Iowa and community members organize "Stop the Hate Rally" ahead of President Trump’s visit to Drake University
  • LULAC joins other national organizations for a phone banking event

WHO:

  • Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President
  • Joe Henry, LULAC Advisor to the President for Civic Engagement and Elections and President of Latinos United of Iowa LULAC Council 307
  • Nick Salazar, LULAC Iowa State Director and President of LULAC Council 371
  • Newly registered, first-time Latino voters

WHEN:

  • TODAY, Thursday, January 30th, 2020 9:30am CT – Press Conference
  • TONIGHT, Thursday, January 30th, 2020 7:00pm CT – “Stop the Hate Rally” at Drake University
  • SATURDAY, February 1st, 2020 2:00pm CT – Phone banking event and panel discussion on the Latino Vote in 2020

WHERE:

  • TODAY, 1/30 at 9:30am CT – Press Conference
  • Iowa State Capitol – Room 15 (Lower Level), 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

TONIGHT, 1/30 at 6:45pm CT – Stop the Hate Rally

  • Drake University – Across from the Knapp Center on 25th Street at the parking lot area just south of Forest Avenue and north of University Avenue, next to the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
  • SATURDAY, February 1st, 2020 at 2:00pm CT – Phone banking event (open to press)
  • Truman’s KC Pizza Tavern – 400 SE 6th ST, Des Moines, IA

RSVP: Media interested in attending any of the events listed above should RSVP here. Please indicate which event you would plan to attend.

Follow the action on social media at #Latin@sInIowa | @LULAC | @AdelanteConDomingo

About LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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Daily Mail: Tsunami warning issued for Jamaica and Cuba after 7.3-magnitude quake

Got friends of both islands ans after just visiting the earthquake ravaged areas of puerto rico , I know these can major damage to life and property
Tsunami warning issued for Jamaica and Cuba after 7.3-magnitude quake
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert for islands near the earthquake’s epicenter on Tuesday.

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LULAC National Visits Earthquake-Impacted Areas in Puerto Rico, Delivers Assistance DISP ONIBLE EN ESPAÑOL

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LULAC ASKS FOR FEDERAL AID TO PUERTO RICO FOLLOWING 6.4 EARTHQUAKE



League of United Latin American Citizens

National Office

1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20036

Press Release

January 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT

David Cruz | (818) 689-9991 | davidcruz

LULAC asks for federal aid to Puerto Rico following 6.4 earthquake

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Urges US Airlines to Offer Emergency Reduced Airfares for Travel from Stricken Island

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today reported that its members and leaders in Puerto Rico are in contact with teams across a large swath of communities assessing the extent of damage and injuries caused by Tuesday morning’s powerful earthquake off its southwestern coast. LULAC leadership issued the following statements urging airlines to reduce airfare costs and calling on the federal government to provide immediate support for Puerto Ricans, who are American citizens.

“I am urgently asking Americans everywhere to contact their elected representatives in Congress and their senators and ask for immediate assistance to Puerto Rico,” said National LULAC President Domingo Garcia. “We also ask that US airlines reduce fares to and from Puerto Rico to allow emergency evacuations and travel. We cannot repeat mistakes of the past that will prove to be as costly in terms of lives lost or human suffering because of prolonged loss of vital public services. All indications are that more aftershocks will continue to threaten already fragile buildings and homes so we must move quickly to provide refuge, food, water, and medical assistance to Puerto Rico. It is our duty to do so as a nation and I call upon the Administration to act now.”

“We are thankful that the people of Puerto Rico are resilient and that their spirit is strong to again endure another natural disaster but we call upon the federal government of the United States to dispatch help with urgency to its citizens on the island,” said LULAC Puerto Rico Director Jennie Rivera.

“Today, the images we are again witnessing are a haunting reminder of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in 2017, an event from which we have yet to fully recover. However, LULAC Councils throughout Puerto Rico are also in contact via text messages with one another to see where help is needed most urgently and we are doing everything within our resources to assist,” added LULAC Puerto Rico Councilmember Elise Valdes.

Cal Sur, a power generation plant located in the southern region of Puerto Rico has been damaged by the earthquake and millions of people are without electricity or communications, except via cellular texting where towers have not been knocked out. Residents are also suffering from a loss of access to clean drinking water with an estimated 300,000 people affected by the outage of municipal utility systems responsible for pumping potable water. There is growing concern that in addition to collapsed buildings and other structures which have been left uninhabitable, patients on life-saving equipment may be again stranded, as were thousands including many who died in the aftermath of Maria.

About LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy to address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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