This weekend's LULAC Convention In Tampa followed by a discussion of the Governor's budget signing ceremony yesterday

05/27/11 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll open the phones to talk about Governor Rick Scott and his signing yesterday of the state budget. But first the District Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Lydia Medrano.

In a press release the group says:

"On May 28th and 29th, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will hold its annual Florida State Convention at the Embassy Suites Brandon, located at 10220 Palm River Road in Tampa. All Saturday workshops are free and open to the public. The Convention will conclude on Sunday after the meeting of the LULAC General Assembly.

The 2-day event, themed: “Leading Change: Empowering Hispanics in the 21st Century,” will feature workshops on demographic trends and redistricting (presented by Latino Justice PRLDF); hate crimes (presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigations); housing (presented by the National LULAC Housing Commission) and a presentation by the American Cancer Society.

Luncheon speakers include Ms. Susan Valdes, Hillsborough School District Board member. Key note speaker Ingrid Robledo is noted Miami-Dade educator and Winner of the “Everyday Heroes Award”. Elected officials have been invited to speak at the Gala Dinner event. Senator Bill Nelson has been invited to do the keynote speech.

“Hispanics throughout Florida continue to face touch challenges,” said Jose Fernandez, State Director for LULAC Florida. “LULAC is aimed at advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights for Hispanics living in Florida. Conventions like these help us recruit members and spread our message through all parts of the state.” "

FMI: 813-494-3472

WMNF coverage or Rick Scott's signing ceremony

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