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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Filemon Vela (34 District of Texas)

Brownsville, TX – On Monday, May 4th, at 11AM CST, Congressman Vela will participate in the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) Townhall highlighting the importance of protecting essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call brings attention to Latino and undocumented families who work in meat-processing plants and are directly impacted by COVID-19 and President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order mandating meat-processing facilities remain open. Further important topics of discussion will include immigration, the need to protect essential workers, and the state of the economy. Questions can be submitted both live and in advance using the link below.

“Undocumented meat-processing plant workers are putting their lives on the line for a country whose President keeps looking for opportunities to deport them,” said Congressman Vela. “If Donald Trump thinks it’s critical to require meat plant facilities to remain open, then it is also critical he ensures safe working conditions, guaranteed fair pay, and a pathway to citizenship for these essential workers.”

WHO: Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX)

             Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

             Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

             Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

             LULAC National President, Domingo Garcia

             LULAC National CEO, Sindy Benavides.

            Moderated by Univision Noticias’ Enrique Acevedo

WHAT: Town Hall to highlight the importance of protecting essential workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly Latino and undocumented workers and their families

WHEN: Monday, May 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST

WHERE: To register, click here and you will receive conference call-in information via email.

Members of the media who would like to attend are required to register here. If you have any questions you may contact, Mariana Adame at (202) 407-0016.