New LULAC council forms in Storm Lake

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Aug. 4, 2014

DES MOINES -- A new council for the League of United Latin American Citizens in Iowa has formed in Storm Lake.

This is the sixth council in the state, and the second to form within the past year.

“We are happy to continue our work to empower the Latino community and create a new LULAC council in an area of the state where we need stronger representation and a stronger voice,” said Joe Enriquez Henry, state director of LULAC of Iowa.

Officers for the new council are: Sara Monroy Huddleson, president; Marisol Virgen-Axtell, vice president; Esther Maria Vieira, secretary; and Fernando Saldana, treasurer.  The council formed with 12 members.

For more information about the new council, contact Huddleson at 712.730.8383.

Iowa’s other LULAC councils are located in Davenport (Quad Cities), Des Moines, Fort Madison, Iowa City and West Des Moines. Efforts are under way to form new councils in Ottumwa, Ames, Mason City, Sioux City and West Liberty.

Founded in 1929, the League of United Latin American Citizens is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. There are more than 2 million members in more than 1,000 local LULAC councils, which hold voter registration drives, provide awareness to residents about language and immigration issues, sponsor programs and advocate for Latinos.

For more information, contact Joe Enriquez Henry at 515.208.7312 or joehenry@iowalatinos.org; or Melissa Walker at 515.681.7731 or media@iowalatinos.org.

 

 

 

 

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