LULAC Council 307 members selected as precinct caucus chairs

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Jan. 18, 2016

DES MOINES, IA - Six members of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, Council 307 have been nominated and selected as precinct caucus chairpersons in Polk County for the 2016 Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1.

They are:

  • Dan Garza, precinct 51
  • Fred Trujillo, precinct 52
  • Ruth LaPointe, precinct 66
  • Karl Schilling, precinct 71
  • Joe Enriquez Henry, precinct 73
  • Max Knauer, precinct 80

As precinct caucus chairpersons, these individual's roles will be to oversee their assigned caucus site. They will be in charge of conducting the voting that will take place on caucus night, as well as registering voters and helping registered voters change party affiliation. They also will receive nominations for delegates and conduct delegate elections at the caucus for the individual(s) who will represent the precinct at the county conventions.

LULAC Council 307 is helping lead the statewide Latino Vote Iowa caucus campaign that has reached out to more than 43,000 registered Latino voters to mobilize at least 10,000 Latinos to caucus. Polk County has the highest percentage of Latino residents in the state with 21 percent of the population, according to the State Data Center of Iowa.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future.

For information about the Latino Vote Iowa project or to request a caucus training in your area, contact Joe Enriquez Henry at 515.208.7312; or Melissa Walker at 515.681.7731 or mwmediaconsultants@yahoo.com, or visit www.lulaciowa.org.

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