MAGGIE RIVERA'S ANNOUNCING SPEECH

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MAGGIE RIVERA, FOR LULAC NATIONAL PRESIDENT, 2014

Fellow LULAC members, I boldly announce my intention to seek the LULAC National
President position.

SOME TALK CHANGES, OTHERS CAUSE IT! ¡Algunos hablan de cambios, otros los hacen!
We have seen the League from a number of viewpoints, depending on where we've lived and
what we've done. For me it has been as a Latino Professional Woman from Illinois.

We've seen LULAC up and down on or after we became active in the oldest and most widely
respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created
at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights,
despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that
empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most. You
have the power to change your community.

In the short and fructiferous career as CFO for our Family Business; a health educator in the
Illinois Migrant Council; a business developer and Associate/Latino Services Manager in the
Illinois Home State Bank; a Family Services and Community Mental Health Clinician; a
counselor in the Illinois Migrant Council Computer Literacy; as the co-founder of the Rivera’s
Latino Consulting Firm and LULAC’s National Treasurer has qualified and prepared me to the
President’s office.

Living in the Latino communities has exposed us to those who often had too little to eat,
outnumbering those who had some. We have been fortunate, blessed, learning from helping and
working with our Latino communities.

Seeking the LULAC National Presidency has given me the strength to pull us up from any set
back and becoming the dominant force in the Hispanic communities, Puerto Rico and in the
United States issues. We must be the ardent guardians of the Latinos’ civil rights, immigration,
health, education and equal pay.


God Bless America, Good Bless LULAC and all of us.
Thank you