The Latin Business Association

proudly presents


“38 Years of Advocating for the Latin Business Community
throughout California!”

May 14th thru 15th

The Latin Business Association is proudly celebrating 38 years of advocating for
the Latin Business Community. 2013 LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in SACRAMENTO, an LBA tradition and Signature Event, providing a forum for our members to engage in the legislative process on May 15, 2013, was a tremendous success!

The LBA is grateful for the participation of all our guests, and especially appreciative to the cabinet-level state officials and assemblymembers who graciously took the time to meet with us!

LBA Legislative Day offers LBA Member and Partner Member Business Owners an annual opportunity to meet with key elected officials, legislators and agency directors and network with a variety of government officials to discuss the most salient issues facing California businesses in the coming years; and speak out as an organization either in support of, or in opposition to, pending legislation that is conducive, or contrary to our member business owners’ interests, or those of the community, respectively. The LBA also seeks to inform them on what we are doing to bolster the Latin Business Community.

Become Informed and Involved!

LBA Legislative Day is your opportunity to make your voice heard in Sacramento on the most important issues facing businesses in California!

“We’re here to make our mark on the State Capitol.”

Ruben Guerra
Chairman & CEO
Latin Business Association

View 2013 LBA Legislative Day Flyer

2013 LBA Legislative Day Itinerary

Tuesday, May 14th

9:00 AM- Depart from LBA Office (Transportation provided by LBA)
120 S. San Pedro St., Suite 530
Los Angeles, CA 90012

3:00 PM- Arrive Sacramento/Check-in
Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center
728 16th St
(916) 444-4436

Free evening

Wednesday, May 15th

9:30 AM- 12:00 PM- Meetings- Governors Office- State Capitol, 1st Floor

Featured Speakers:

12:00 – 1:00 PM- Lunch

View the morning Governor’s Office Meetings Minutes


1:00 – 5:00 PM- Legislative Visits

5:30 PM- LBA Legislative Day Reception

– Capitol Basement, sponsored by LBA Corporate Partner:

7:00 PM- Return to Los Angeles directly following reception. ETA to Los Angeles approx. 1:00 AM, May 16th.

Note: All times are approximate, and subject to change.

Why Become Involved?

First, consider the following facts. According to the 2010 U.S. Census:

  • 308.7 million people resided in the United States on April 1, 2010, of which 50.5 million (or 16 percent) were of Hispanic or Latino origin- an increase from 35.3 million (or 13 percent) in 2000.
  • More than half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. The Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010, accounting for over half of the 27.3 million increase in the total population of the United States.
  • Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent- four times the growth in the total population at 10 percent.

Our state and national laws and regulations must reflect the rapidly emerging Hispanic demographic’s important part in our nation’s changing ethnic diversity. It should also enjoy its proportionate share in the economic growth of our state and the nation. Most Hispanics, however, believe that the economic downturn that began in 2007 has been “harder on them than on other groups in America.” (Source: Pew Research)

The undeniable emergence of the Hispanic demographic, combined with the many challenges facing California businesses, particularly Latin-owned businesses in the current economy, make it more important than ever for Latin Business Owners to become involved in the state legislative process. After all, what happens at the state level sets the tone for legislation on the national level.

Interestingly, apart from demographic shifts, “perhaps the most important long-term trend is not demographic, but one of engagement.”*

*Source: Dan Schnur
Director for the Jesse Unruh Institute for Politics at USC, and the Sol Price Los Angeles Times Poll (in concluding what can be learned from the 2013 Los Angeles Mayoral Election, particularly with respect to voter turn out).

Read more about Why Involvement in the Legislative Process is Important.

The LBA thank you once again for your participation in 2013 LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in SACRAMENTO!

LBA Events

2013 LBA Legislative Day is an LBA Signature Event. Read more about LBA Events, LBA Partner Events, and other LBA Signature Events.


“Building Economic Wealth and Opportunity for Latin Business and the Community”

The Latin Business Association (LBA), a 501 (C) (6) private non-profit organization established in 1976, is one of the nation’s most active Latin business trade associations on the basis of active membership and overall outreach to its member business owners. The LBA is the only organization that truly represents over 800,000 Latin businesses in California.

The LBA serves as the unifying voice for Latin businesses, advocating for opportunities that set business owners at a higher class of competitiveness. It is committed to the success of its members, partners and supporters by providing high-quality events, innovative programs and services and useful and tangible resources that enhance business growth.