The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs announced that it would hold its First Annual Latino Day on the Hill on January 25, 2018. Attendees include legislators and other elected and appointed officials from all over Iowa, including some with the largest Latino populations in the State. Also joining the event will be Latino businesses, students, educators, and community advocates and activists.
The Latino Day on the Hill is an opportunity for Latinos and allies across the State to speak and interact with legislators and inform them of their biggest concerns. This will take place during the 2018 Legislative Session which started Monday, January 8.
Commission Co-Chair, Marlu Abarca from Des Moines stated that “it is important and necessary for Iowa’s Latinos to feel welcomed by Iowa lawmakers and for government officials to interact with their constituents”. In addition, Commissioner Lorena Gingerich from West Branch described, “it is our duty as commissioners to serve as a bridge between our community and the capitol.”
The day’s agenda includes a breakfast at 9 am in the Capitol Rotunda, as well as remarks from Governor Kim Reynolds, the Commission of Latino Affairs, LULAC Iowa, and legislators.
Latino Day on the Hill
Date & Time:
January 25, 2018
9:30am to 12:00pm
State of Iowa Capitol
1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319
If you have any questions please contact Sonia Reyes-Snyder at 515-481-4080 or Sonia.Reyes-Snyder@iowa.gov