June 23rd, 2011
Latino Legislators Gather In Texas

This week in San Antonio, Texas hundreds of Latino legislators from all across the country, across levels of government, will gather to discuss a wide variety of issues affecting the Latino community across the country.

What I think is particularly interesting about the location of the conference is that, not only did Texas see huge population growth that was mostly due to Latinos, but Texas and South Texas, San Antonio, in particular has been very successful at creating an entire class of educated Latino leaders.

Check out the conference schedule here. According to the organization, the conference will:

include four distinctive focuses: education policy, health policy, a track on Texas specific issues, and governance and political empowerment. The education, health, and Texas focused break-out sessions are designed to build upon each other and together follow the curriculum of a NALEO Policy Institute. Conference attendees may wish to participate in one full Policy Institute or choose to participate in sessions from multiple Institutes. General Sessions will focus on political empowerment and national leadership, and will further be augmented by governance focused break-out sessions.

News Taco will be on the ground at the conference, bringing you the most up-to-date information and interviews from the elected officials at the conference. Stay tuned!

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