Monday, May 7, 2018

LULAC National President Candidate Domingo Garcia Presents Listening Tour In Milwaukee

Garcia was in Milwaukee conducting a listening tour with the local LULAC leadership and prominent members of the Latino community and to promote his candidacy for President of the National LULAC organization.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

May 7, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Attorney Domingo Garcia from Dallas held a luncheon with Latino leaders and LULAC leadership at the Cielito Lindo Restaurant in Milwaukee as part of his "Listening Tour" about his candidacy for the League of Untied Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President. Those present at the luncheon were Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz; Carmen Cabrera, the City of Milwaukee Election Commissioner; Matt Flynn (D), candidate for Governor of Wisconsin; Earnell Lucas, candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff; Luz Sosa, a community organizer; Hector M. Flores, former LULAC National President (2006-2008); Román Palomares, the Chief of Staff and Chairman of Veterans Affairs Committee; Jaime Alvarado, President of LULAC Council #346 and others.
Garcia also held a second gathering in the afternoon at Oscar's Pub and Grill in the Southside of Milwaukee where members of the prominent Latino community were invited to meet with Garcia.
Garcia during the afternoon event told attendees that he will work to increase the LULAC membership to 1 million and will work to address Latino issues affecting Hispanics in the U.S.
The two events were organized by Rodolfo "Rudy" Martinez, the State Director-Elderly  from the LULAC Texas Civil Rights Council #9900, which Martinez is the President of the Council and sponsored by Garcia.
Garcia is a well known Democrat in the State of Texas, which the LULAC National President's election is non-partisan and the election will be held during the 89th Annual LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona from July 17 - 21 at the Convention Center.
According to a press release, on Sunday, Illinois Latino leaders and LULAC welcomed Garcia, the LULAC National Presidential Candidate to Chicago on May 6th, 2018, which the event was hosted by IL State Director Jose Javier Lopez; Past LULAC National VP for Midwest, Blanca Vargas and Cicero Democratic Township Committeewoman; U.S. Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL); candidate for U.S. Congress District 4 Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Chicago Alderman Ricardo Muñoz.
Garcia released the following statement about his Listening Tour in Milwaukee and Chicago and talking to LULAC leadership and members of the Latino community in both cities. "This is a critical opportunity for me to listen firsthand to them about issues challenging Latinos in the region which is one of the most important to our community throughout the United States," said Garcia.
Garcia lives is Dallas, Texas where is a practicing civil rights attorney. He is a former member of the state legislature and the youngest city council member ever to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in one of America's largest cities. Garcia is also author of Texas' DACA legislation which served as the template for President Obama's national DACA program.
"I am extremely proud of the work being done by our LULAC members in the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas and appreciate the endorsements by retiring U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who is now running to succeed him in Illinois' 4 th District," said Garcia. "This region represents a vital and vibrant community for Latinos but there are still many challenges which we need to overcome," he added.
Garcia cited a study conducted on the Chicago Metro Area by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the Great Cities Institute. A project team analyzed U.S. Census Data during a year-and-a-half for 12 neighborhoods in Chicago with more than 25,000 Latinos. Despite having higher median incomes in five of the 12 communities, Latinos still lag far behind in receiving a quality public education or healthcare.
"In Milwaukee, research by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee's Center for Economic Development, found that segregation is still the 7th highest among the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S.," says Garcia. "In fact, it has remained unchanged since 1990, even though we've seen a significant growth in the Latino population. These are the kinds of disparities I am committed to fighting," adds Garcia.
Garcia's election bid will take place at 2018 LULAC National Convention July 17 - 21 in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2019, the 90th Annual LULAC National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, WI.

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