LATINA LEADER SEEKING LULAC’S
PRESIDENCY IN 2014
(LULAC’s 2014 President
ial Elections will be during the national convention in New York City)
Washington, DC -- Maggie Rivera's election to the League of United Latin American Citizens National Vice President of Finance instantly made her one of the highest-ranking women officeholders in LULAC and, along with the excitement generated by her finance work, her advocacy and her speech, placed her high on the roster of prospective LULAC presidential candidates for 2014. After spending a driven first year in office focusing on LULAC
’s finances, solidifying
her base in Illinois, traveling around the USA and Puerto Rico to buttress her Hispanic responsiveness policy credentials as a member of LULAC National Board. Maggie spent much of 2013 visiting and speaking to LULAC members around the country and Puerto Rico in addition to mulling whether to run for LULAC President in 2014.
Maggie Rivera announced her presidential candidacy on February 28, 2014, at a national board meeting in Washington, DC, where in the past many other national presidents had presented their candidacies.
Relying heavily on the Internet, Maggie Rivera’s campaign is mobilizing a massive
grassroots organization of volunteers and funders. From February through early July, 2014, Maggie Rivera and other contestants will battle fiercely until elections on July, 2014 in the LULAC National Convention in New York City. Overall, Maggie Rivera has win support from the majority of the LULAC membership, including most of the larger states, notably Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico as well as must of the Southwest, Midwest, Farwest,
Southeast, Northeast and Northwest LULAC regions. This year’s candidates are
bidding to become historic "firsts"
the first woman President with a finance and legal background and others.