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LULAC plans rally for naming rec center after César Chávez

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The Local Council #8051 of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) stated in a news release that its members are in support of naming the Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center after César Chávez and have shared their support with the Roswell City Council since the spring of this year.

The release stated that LULAC’s rally to share their support for the naming of the rec center will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

The full city council meeting will follow at 6 p.m. in the Basset Auditorium. The agenda can be viewed at roswell-nm.gov/AgendaCenter.

The LULAC press release said that Roswell — using statistics from City-data.com — has 57.4 percent or 27,756 people in the Latino demographic and naming the rec center after Chávez “would serve as an inspiration and role model for all citizens of Roswell.”

The release also said that LULAC’s role, as the largest Hispanic membership organization in the country, is to “advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Latinos nationwide.”