Sole fundraiser for Iowa’s only organization dedicated to electing more Latinx to public office 

Des Moines, IA – The Latino Political Network (LPN) will hold its Second Annual Latino Voices Together Gala on Saturday, October 26th. The Gala will honor Iowa’s Latino public officials and raise funds to further LPN’s mission of electing more Latinos to public office.   More than 100 tickets have been sold and the event will be the largest gathering of Latinx elected officials in Iowa history.

 

Guest speakers for this year’s Gala include:

 

  • Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

 

  • Lorena Chambers, CEO of Chambers Lopez Strategies 

 

  • Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States (2009-2017)

 

  • Dr. Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, California 

 

  • Analilia Meijia, National Political Director for Bernie Sanders

 

Funds raised from the Gala will go towards LPN’s free candidate training sessions, as well as expanding efforts to create sustainable political organizing opportunities for Iowa’s Latinx community.

 

What: Second Annual Latino Voices Together Gala

When: Saturday, October 26, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Where: The Glass Box

220 SE 6th Street, 3rd Floor

Des Moines, IA 50309

 

Registration: Participants can register via EventBrite

College students admitted for FREE, please complete student registration form

Media can email [email protected] with any questions

 

Founded in 2015, the Latino Political Network was created to educate and empower Iowa’s next generation of Latinx elected officials. Although more than 185,000 Latinx Americans call Iowa home, the state has only 23 Latinx elected officials out of over 7,500 elected offices. Since its start, LPN has maintained a commitment to empowering Latinos to build a campaign.

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