For Immediate Release
Mercy Viana Schlapp
September 27, 2005
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
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.