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Central Florida LCLAA Chapter Officers
Victor Sanchez (President)
304 Appaloosa Court Sanford FL 32773
(407) 924-1802
vjsanchez74@gmail.com


David Fernandez (Vice-President)
9973 Timber Oaks Court Orlando, Florida 32817
(407) 494-1572
davidafernandez@live.com


Mayra Uribe (Treasurer)
5319 Lake Jessamine Drive Orlando FL 32839
(407) 721-3433
mayrau2000@aol.com


Denise Diaz (Recorded Secretary)
231 East Colonial Drive Orlando FL 32801
(407) 451-2472
deediaz19@aol.com

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    Archive for August, 2010
    Central Florida LCLAA Report (2010 LCLAA Convention in Las Vegas)

    Central Florida LCLAA Report (2010 LCLAA Convention in Las
    Vegas)

    Established October 2008 Officers
    sworn in March 2010

     

    President Victor Sanchez, Vice President Victor
    Torres,

    Treasurer Mayra Uribe, Recorded Secretary Denise Diaz

    Email address- cf.lclaa.@gmail.com

    PO Box 4451 Winter
    Park, Florida 32793

    Our Work:

     

    CF LCLAA has played a leading
    role in advancing the rights of immigrants locally. The chapter has began working
    with student groups including Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) network of the
    National Farm worker Ministry to pressure Florida Senator Lemieux to sign on to
    the bills Dream Act and AG jobs that would give a pathway to citizenship for
    farm workers and their children. LCLAA has also worked with a broad base of community allies including Jobs
    with Justice and Organize NOW to denounce local racial profiling
    policies similar to that of 1070SB in Arizona that would criminalize
    immigrants and separate families . LCLAA members
    have planned and attended rallies. As President, I have voiced LCLAA’s position
    around immigrant rights issues and the need for comprehensive reform. We are
    going to be Copwatching in Central Florida.

    In 2009, Central Florida
    LCLAA took part in various town halls and mobilizations around securing health care
    reform. I was fortunate to be part of the July 2009 national march for
    healthcare reform in DC with LCLAA members
    across the country. Locally, LCLAA took part in weekly mobilizations pressuring
    Congressional representatives to support legislations that would lead to
    the historical passing of the healthcare reform bill.

    The Central Florida Chapter has made it as its priority to
    stand in solidarity with workers fighting for justice
    in the workplace. In March 2010, CF LCLAA mobilized members to a rally in
    support of Sky Chefs catering
    workers represented by UNITE HERE Lo. 362 as they are fighting for decent wages
    and a fair contract. A majority Latino
    workforce, it was important to make sure that their brothers and sisters in the
    community are there to join the fight. CF LCLAA vice president Victor Torres
    currently sits on the Central
    Labor Council as a LCLAA representative. The Central Labor Council is very
    supportive of our chapter. As we move forward, I
    and LCLAA members will continue to meet with unions and introduce the
    organizations to their membership to help build the chapter. We are working
    together with YAYA( Youth and Young Adult
    Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry)on getting donations of books in Spanish(
    for immigrants in detention centers) and Christmas presents( for farm worker
    families.)

     

    2010 is a critical voting year in
    Florida for Latinos. Races this year include Governor’s, U.S. Senator, and Congressional and key ballot initiatives.
    As a chapter, we are focused on the East Orlando area which has a high
    concentration of Latino and first time voters. So far, we have co-sponsored
    with Latino Justice and the ACLU, a Community
    forum on the Census and Redistricting and the impact on Latino communities. As
    we move forward, we want to educate the community on upcoming ballot
    initiatives on redistricting and how fair districts lead to fair representation
    for Latinos. We indentified Hispanics drop off voters. We focused on CD 8 and CD 24 in Central Florida. We
    also make direct contact with over 2,000 Hispanics Voters in one week.

    Goal 1: To further our position on immigration, redistricting and jobs
    with our partner groups through earned media targeted at Latinos communities.

    Goal 2: To gain new LCLAA members for 2011.

    We had established an Immigrant Rights Working Group. Groups and
    Organizations participating are LCLAA, Job
    With Justice, Organize Now, YAYA and Churches. Our goals are to establish a
    Name for the Working Group, To agree on strategies moving forward with
    Secure communities and to understand each organizations priorities on Civic
    Engagement/ GOTV.

    Together with the Florida
    AFLCIO and other Unions from Central Florida we are organizing the Central Florida
    Young Workers Forum.

     

    In Solidarity,

    Victor Sanchez,

    Central Florida LCLAA President