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Local LULAC Chapter Fighting To Keep Nat'l Convention in El Paso

Local LULAC Chapter Fighting To Keep Nat'l Convention in El Paso
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POSTED: Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 8:46pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 1:37am

EL PASO - The League of United Latin American Citizens pulled it's national convention out of El Paso, but the local chapter is still fighting to keep it here.

As we reported last month, the organization voted to move their 2013 national convention out of El Paso citing a lack of large full service hotels. Now the local chapter of LULAC is fighting to keep the convention here.

"We don't want this to hurt other future conventions from coming to El Paso, in the process. We do want to sell El Paso as much as we can, because we need the economic benefit here in town," local chapter director Virginia Tena said.

Local members voted on Saturday to ask the national board to reconsider El Paso. If they do, the national convention would be held in July of 2013, and it could bring more than a million dollars to the Sun City.

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I dont blame the national convention people for not having it here in El Paso. We need to grow as a city first, look at all the abandon buildings downtown, they could easily be restored as hotels.

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