2001 - Press Release by the League of United Latin America Citizens #147

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Directors of the Peace Corps: Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez: The Gaddi Vasquez Nomination to Peace Corps Director: SPECIAL REPORT: Bush's Choice to Lead the Peace Corps. Is he Qualified?: Background Information on Gaddi Vasquez: 2001 - Press Release by the League of United Latin America Citizens #147

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 4:45 am: Edit Post

The Latino community throughout these United States are sincerely proud
of the appointment of Gaddi Vasquez by President George W. Bush as the
Director of the Peace Corps.

"Gaddi has shown that the road he has traveled towards newer heights of
leadership in public service is an example that should be followed by
those wishing to serve their communities," stated Zeke Hernandez,
President of Santa Ana LULAC #147.

Hernandez continued, "Whether at the local, state or national level,
Gaddi has valued his continuing ties to grass roots involvement, he has
never waivered in his commitment to serve the public."

Speaking for Santa Ana LULAC, Hernandez stated, "Gaddi has maintained the
respect of the Latino community through his service as County Supervisor,
advisor to California governors and U.S. presidents, police reserve
officer in Orange, and recently as a Vice President with Edison."

"His experiences and management skills will be an important asset in the
Peace Corps, perhaps to opening the doors for more Latinos & Latinas in
serving the global community, thereby acknowledging the value of
diversity and its relationship to the delivery of governmental services
to the public," Hernandez concluded.

Santa Ana LULAC #147 applauds the decision of President George Bush to
name more Latinos and Latinas to positions at the federal level and
encourages California's Governor Gray Davis to follow the President's
example at the state level.

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