Delegates Energized by LCLAA National Convention


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The IAM’s Spanish-Language programs at the William W. Winpisinger Center were lauded at the 19th National Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) Convention in Orlando, FL.

IAM members and leaders joined hundreds of delegates attending the 19th National Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) Convention in Orlando, FL, celebrating 40 years of LCLAA.

The conference served as a spearhead for the labor movement’s efforts to energize the important Latino vote in the upcoming election. On one day of the conference, attendees left the conference for door-to-door outreach. “Our delegates took to the streets,” said Southern Territory GVP Bob Martinez, Jr. “We fanned out in the Latino neighborhoods in the Orlando area, explaining how to register and vote early in the Florida elections.” GVP Martinez, along with Western Territory GVP Gary Allen, serves on the LCLAA board as a Vice President.

The William W. Winpisinger Center was also at the conference exhibiting the wide array of Spanish-Language courses offered at the Winpisinger Center. “We have greatly expanded our Spanish-Language courses and outreach,” said Winpisinger Center Instructor Richard Suarez. “We had great comments praising the IAM for our commitment to education. We were recognized for our efforts to deliver our courses in our members’ native tongue.”

“This conference was a roadmap to victory in the 2012 elections,” said Western Territory GVP Allen. “Our work in energizing and motivating the Latino community will pay dividends in November. This successful conference gave the Latino labor community the direction for the future.”