Government and Politics
Thousands are expected to arrive to Olympia, Washington for Latino Legislative Day 2013. It is a free public event held on Capital Campus, the strongest political platform to address issues affecting Latino Communities in the State of Washington. Event will be held on March 15, 2013 beginning at 8:30a.m in the Office Building 2 (DSHS building), various forums will be held in different locations throughout the day. Participants will be addressed by Governor Jay Inslee, State Representative Luis Moscoso, Senator Curtis King, WA State Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez, State Representative Monica Stonier and other dignitaries. Participants engage in policy sessions, speak to Representatives regarding legislation that will impact Latino communities: Fair Voting Rights, Economic Development, Labor, Education, Health care, Farm Worker rights, Immigration, Public Safety Concerns -Human Trafficking. Registration strongly recommended.
LATINO LEGISLATIVE DAY 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Office Building 2 (DSHS Building)
14th Ave Southeast
Olympia WA 98501
*About Latino Civic Alliance formed in 2005 is a statewide non partisan organization that promotes civic engagement and advocacy in Local, County and State affairs in Washington State. LCA hosts an annual event held in Olympia, Washington named "Latino Legislative Day". Latino Legislative Day is a day for Latinos to come to the state capital to discuss with State Representatives about the issues affecting Latinos in the State of Washington. It is an opportunity to demystify the government access, and to promote the idea that the government is for the people and by the people. All Washingtonians should feel that they can discuss the issues that affect them in their daily lives with those that are so duly elected to represent their interests either in local, state or a national political arena.
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March 5, 2013
Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez's commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.
President Chávez will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment. During his 14-year tenure, Chávez joined other leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean to create new forms of integration. Venezuelan poverty rates were cut in half, and millions received identification documents for the first time allowing them to participate more effectively in their country's economic and political life.
At the same time, we recognize the divisions created in the drive towards change in Venezuela and the need for national healing. We hope that as Venezuelans mourn the passing of President Chávez and recall his positive legacies — especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable — the political leaders will move the country forward by building a new consensus that ensures equal opportunities for all Venezuelans to participate in every aspect of national life.
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that they will send WNBA Legend and seven-time All-Star, Nykesha Sales, as a Sport Envoy to Venezuela May 28 to“ June 1. Sales will join Venezuelan NBA player, Greivis Vasquez , to conduct six youth basketball clinics and interact with young people in Caracas and three other cities . ****