Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana Leadership Conference this Saturday!

Details about this Saturday's leadeship conference in Anaheim, CA

Los Angeles, CA – Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the Mexican American Political Association will be convening a leadership conference this Saturday to address the sweeping issues of immigration and the challenges of the upcoming November elections. Below are the details:

Who – Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the Mexican American Political Association

What – Daylong conference on immigration issues and the November elections; it is being referred to as the “Popular Immigration Referendum/Consultation Leadership Training and Development Conference”

When – Saturday, August 19, 2006; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where – Sheraton Park Hotel in the City of Anaheim; 1855 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, 92802; (714) 750-1811; Click here for a map.

Why – Immigration continues to be a front burner issue and this will be an opportunity to see how things are developing in the immigrant/Latino community


Nativo V. Lopez is currently the National Director of Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana (HML) and the National President of the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA). Both charges require of him full-time advocacy for the civil, human, labor, and immigrant rights of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Latinos throughout the United States. He has dedicated his life to these causes since his years as a high school student where he founded the first student movement organization, United Mexican American Students (UMAS). He was born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles in 1951 to Mexican American parents, and is of both eighth-generation native U.S. born and immigrant stock. Nativo met the legendary immigrant organizer, leader, and advocate, Humberto “Bert” Corona, in 1971 and worked with him in various capacities for thirty years with the organizations Center for Autonomous Social Action (CASA), Hermandad Mexicana, and MAPA. He was a lead organizer in mass protest pro-immigrant marches of this past March, April and May.

The Mexican American Political Association, a multi-partisan advocacy organization, was founded in Fresno, California in 1963 and has chapters throughout California. It is dedicated to the constitutional and democratic principles of political freedom and representation for the Mexican, Mexican-American and Latino people in the United States. For more information, visit the MAPA website at

Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana (National Mexican Latin American Brotherhood), an advocacy organization for immigrants, was created in 1951 to achieve the development and integration of Latino immigrants that live in the United States. It is dedicated to improving economic and social opportunities of immigrants and their families, and maintains that a better future for children is an inalienable right. For more information, visit the HML website at

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