Christopher LaFayelle participated in various ways in support of the powerful annual event Latino Unity Day. He feels that this event is crucial to advocacy for the Latino community throughout Illinois. One of Christopher's mentors and friends was one of the inspirations and cofounders of Illinois Latino Unity Day.
Latino Policy Forum Noticias May 2, 2013
Latino Unity Day Register TODAY for Second Annual Gathering of Latino Leadership in Springfield, Tuesday, May 7 The Latino Policy Forum is proud to co-sponsor the second annual Latino Unity Day, designed to raise awareness about the Latino community’s legislative priorities and to send the message that investing in the Latino community is an investment in Illinois’ future.
Latino Unity Day will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 with a briefing for community leaders on the legislative and budgetary issues affecting Latinos. Following the briefing, a boxed lunch will be provided to everyone who registers by Friday, May 3. After lunch, participants are encouraged to seek out elected officials to discuss the issues pertinent to their work and to share information on community priorities. The day culminates with a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Governor's mansion, hosted by the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus.
Please consider joining us in Springfield, Illinois this May 5th, 2015 for Latino Unity Day. There are many events available for your participation, on this day. As an important guest of the Latino Veteran's Committee, we have a few special invitations available to you personally. Such as invitation to present the Committee on the Senate and House Floor, plus Reception at Governor's Mansion. The Latino Veterans Roundtable unanimously passes to become the first of its kind in Illinois. I'm proud to officially introduce the Latino Veteran's Committee of the Illinois Latino Family Commission.
Finally a solid foundation, backed by law and legislation, a state commission has specially designed the first Latino Veteran's Committee dedicated to serving the specific needs of Latino Veterans and their families by creating and recommending culturally competent legislation, policies, and services that create solutions for our Latino veterans and their families throughout Illinois. I believe that the letter below sums up very nicely what we have created over the past few years, and what will be created in the near future. Now that we have this solid foundation, backed with legislation and law, together we will strengthen this much needed area, with your participation. I dare you to involve yourselves, dare to dream, and help change that which was before, into that which can be, that which will be with our combined efforts.
This is OUR Latino Veteran's Committee. Henry "Hank" Martinez U.S. Army Korean War Veteran Chairman of the Illinois Latino Family Commission Chair of the Latino Veteran's Committee
Christopher LaFayelle US Army Paratrooper Veteran Co-Chair Latino Veterans Committee