LULAC celebrating 90th anniversary in Milwaukee

NOW: LULAC celebrating 90th anniversary in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The nation's largest and oldest hispanic civil rights group is celebrating its 90th anniversary in Milwaukee.

The League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC announced on Thursday that they'll be holding their national convention in Milwaukee this summer.

The convention will focus on topics like immigration, entrepreneurship, veterans affairs, education, and other issues facing the latino community.

Officials say the convention will also be a critical moment to look ahead to 2020 when the census will be conducted and the general election will be held.

That's why they're inviting people like the Director of the US Census Bureau and presidential candidates to speak at the event.

"But let me be very clear why we're here. Wisconsin is a swing state. Wisconsin is a state with a growing Latino population and a growing part of America in terms of the diversity of America," said Domingo Garcia, National Presidential President, LULAC.

"We're inviting individuals that are very high-caliber because we want to make sure these issues are heard, that we see the intersections of issues whether it's the environment or immigration or economic empowerment," said Sindy Benavides, Chief Executive Officer, LULAC.

The convention will take place at the Wisconsin Convention Center from July 10th to the 13th. 

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