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Public Policy Update – March 2012

March 29th, 2012 at 10:35 am

Hispanic Leadership and Advocacy Day at the Capitol

More than 60 Hispanic Texas Baptist leaders gathered at the Capitol on February 15 ready to learn about how they can make a difference in state issues such as high school dropout rates, higher education, immigration, payday lending, hunger and human trafficking.

The Christian Life Commission hosted the third-annual leadership and advocacy day in conjunction with the Texas Baptists Hispanic Education Initiative. The day was geared to empower Hispanic leaders to be voices in the state legislature on issues that are affecting their communities and churches.

Throughout the day, five legislators and two legislative staff members from both parties addressed the group, sharing about issues related to the Hispanic population and stating progress that took place during last year’s state legislative session.

Between each speech, Hispanic Baptists mingled with representatives and senators, asking them questions about their work and sharing about issues or concerns taking place in their part of the state.

Click here to read full coverage and photos of the special day.

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