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CHLI Announces Gala Programs

Tuesday, September 27, 2005  
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For Immediate Release

Contact:

Mercy Viana Schlapp

September 27, 2005

703-470-4794

MEDIA ADVISORY

CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

ANNOUNCES GALA PROGRAM

Speaker Dennis Hastert Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales,

Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ken Salazar and

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart to deliver remarks

Washington, DC - The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

Hispanic Heritage Month Gala will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at

7:00 p.m. The evening's program will include a lineup of speakers from

the Bush Administration, U.S. Congress and the Congressional Hispanic

Leadership Institute.

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Remarks by CHLI Chairman Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Remarks by House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Remarks by Senator John Cornyn

8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Remarks by Senator Ken Salazar

Keynote Address by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales

The dinner will commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month in celebration of

Hispanic leadership and achievements.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28

Media check-in begins at 6:00 p.m.

Final media access: 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20009

NOTE: ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as

driver's license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS.

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a 501 (C) (3)

non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to creating a

broader awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and

views of the millions of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.

These Americans share views on issues of vital importance, including

different visions of the American Dream. The Institute endeavors to

both educate the public, media, academia and the private sector about

fellow Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent, and to educate

Hispanic and Portuguese Americans about the options for advancement and

vision of the American Dream.


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