National Latino Congreso in Chicago

This year, more than ever, the Latino vote—projected to be nine percent of the electorate— may be crucial in determining the next president of the United States. However, there is much concern about the overwhelmingly low Latino voter turnouts throughout the country. The three-day National Latino Congreso, being held in Chicago for the first time in its six-year history, will feature Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Emilio Alvarez Icaza from the Mexican Movement for Justice and Peace, along with Chicago-area organizations, Latino Policy Forum, and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and several other national and international Latino leaders.

The Congreso runs, May 17-19 and will address issues related to the Latino vote, along with Immigration/Migrant Rights, Economic Justice, and Latin American affairs. All Congreso activities will be held at Arturo Velazquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. For more information on the event programming or volunteer opportunities, contact NALACC at or (877) 683‐2908 ext.7.

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