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Thousands expected to attend League of United Latin American Citizens convention in Milwaukee

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 18:08:26-04

MILWAUKEE — Thousands are expected to make their way to Milwaukee for LULAC’s 90th national convention. Things kicked off Wednesday morning with an opening press conference at UMOS Corporate Headquarters.

“The things that we want to see change in our community, LULAC can help us do those things so it’s drawing a lot of people more and more,” Angel Rosales said.

An estimated 25,000 people are expected to attend the three-day convention. Speakers will touch on issues like immigration and the citizenship question on the 2020 census. Then, Thursday, the convention will host a presidential town hall featuring four Democratic presidential candidates. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke are expected to attend.

“(My question for the candidate is) definitely going to be something related to LGBTQ representation within the Latino community,” Rosales said.

A few miles south of the Wisconsin Center elected officials along with LULAC’s CEO hosted an opening press conference addressing the importance of the convention and the impact LULAC has had on the Latino community for decades.

“Welcome to the great state of Wisconsin. Have fun, be safe, be informed,” State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa said.