WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Esperanza, the largest Hispanic faith-based Evangelical network in the United States, committed to strengthening the Latino community will return to Capitol Hill with their Congressional Hill visits on Thursday, June 18, 2009, during the 8th annual National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference. Conference participants will have the opportunity to meet their federal representatives and discuss important issues confronted by the Hispanic community.
“I’m pleased we are reintroducing the Capitol Hill visits to the Conference this year. It is the founding principle upon which the event was built, and is meant to empower leaders to reach out to government and politicians to express the needs of our communities,” said Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., President of Esperanza. “We have come together in a special way to pray, celebrate, and advocate for Hispanics everywhere.”
This year — especially, but not exclusively — one of the predominant concerns of the Hispanic community is the issue of immigration and the problems that ensue from a broken and imbalanced system. Capitol Hill visits are the platform on which the Hispanic church and community leaders will present their principles and position regarding the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
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The Reverend Luis Cortes, Jr. is president of Esperanza, the largest Hispanic faith-based Evangelical network in the United Sates. With a national network of more than 12,000 churches, ministries, and community organizations, Esperanza is one of the leading voices for Hispanics in America. For more information, go to http://www.esperanza.us.
SOURCE Esperanza USA