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The Latin Business Association,

in partnership with the


and with the support of our generous sponsors



CA SBDC Leadership Council



and LBA Corporate Member


makers of World Famous


was proud to present


2014 LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in Sacramento

which took place

Sunday, May 4th thru Tuesday May 6th, 2014

2014 marks the 38th year of the Latin Business Association’s proudly advocating for Latin-owned businesses– currently representing over 800,000 Latin-owned businesses throughout the State of California alone!

LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in Sacramento, an LBA Signature Event, and our annual pilgrimage to the state capitol, provides a forum for our members to engage in the legislative process. LBA Member and Partner Business Owners meet with key elected state government officials, legislators and agency directors to discuss important issues facing small- and Latin-owned businesses throughout California in the coming year(s), as well as inform them on what the LBA is doing to bolster the Latin Business Community.

LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY also serves as a platform whereby the LBA advocates for Latino and small business, and/or for the welfare of the community, by speaking out either in support of, or in opposition to, pending legislation in the state senate and/or assembly.

2014 LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in Sacramento was a great success, and we thank all our participants and sponsors for making that so.

View the 2014 LBA-CLWC Legislative Agenda.

Special Feature


Ezequiel Peña

Renowned Nuevo Charo de Mexico recording artist Ezequiel Peña- pride of Sinaloa, Mexico- honored with the California Latino Legislative Caucus 2014 Latino Spirit Award!

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


Sunday, May 4th

  • 10:00 am: Depart from the LBA Office at the Union Bank Building- 120 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA*
  • 5:00 pm: Approximate ETA of LBA Shuttle/Hotel Check-in

Monday, May 5th

Tuesday, May 6th

  • 11:30 am- Hotel Check-Out Sacramento
  • 12:00 pm- Depart Hotel in Sacramento and travel to Los Angeles. ETA approx 7:00 pm.

*FREE ground transportation provided by the LBA on the “Ride with the Chairman Shuttle”. Those preferring to fly into Sacramento, CA on Monday, May 5th (Southwest Airlines is recommended) may do so at their own expense.

Hotel Accomodations

The LBA has been given a special discounted rate of $109.00 per room per night at the Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center located at 728 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Rooms must be paid in advance no later than Friday, May 2, 2014. Please contact sales manager Thomas Pelham by Tel: (916) 444-4436.

Hotel Directions


Registration for LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY in Sacramento is now closed. We thank all those who have registered to participate.

Peter Beltran
Director of Programs & Services

Latin Business Association

Tel: (213) 628-8510

Read about the highly successful 2013 LBA LEGISLATIVE DAY!

We thank all the senators and assemblymembers who have kindly set aside time to meet with us and share our concerns.

A special thanks to B&R Distributors for the generous gift of



About the California Latino Water Coalition

The California Latino Water Coalition (CLWC) is a statewide coalition of influential Latino leaders that supports development of additional water resources in California, and which is expressly dedicated to helping constructively craft solutions to California’s water crisis and ensure that our state’s vital water supply needs are met, now and in the future. Although formed as a voice for Latinos, our Coalition is a positive force benefiting all Californians.

Learn more about the California Latino Water Coalition.


About the California Latino Legislative Caucus

The Mission of the California Latino Legislative Caucus is to identify, promote and advocate on behalf of the professional, educational, social, political and cultural interests of the Latino Community.

The California Latino Legislative Caucus serves as a forum for members from the State Senate and Assembly to identify key issues affecting Latinos and develop avenues to empower the Latino community throughout California. Following in the footsteps of generations of pioneering Latinos who settled and helped build this great state, Latino legislators united in 1973 to maximize their power notwithstanding their limited numbers.

Learn more about the California Latino Legislative Caucus.

About the California Latino Legislative Causus Latino Spirit Awards

Each year the Latino Caucus honors the achievements of leaders in our community who are representative of the Latino experience and who exhibit a true Latino spirit.

Learn more about the California Latino Legislative Caucus Latino Spirit Awards.

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LBA Advocacy

The LBA is nationally recognized as a powerful advocate for Latin-owned and small business, as well as for consumers. Prime examples of that are the most recent LBA Press Releases, articles written by LBA Chairman Ruben Guerra entitled: “Making a Case Against Fracking”, supporting the proposed moratorium on the controversial oil extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, until more studies can be made on its environmental effects; and “Drivers Deserve a Break on Data”, advocating in support of SB 994, the Consumer Vehicle Information Choice Act, recently introduced by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel).

If passed, SB 994 will provide vehicle owners control over the personal information generated by on-board computer technology systems found in connected cars. The Consumer Car Information and Choice Act will require car buyers to be notified that their vehicle information is collected by automakers, and establish that consumers have the right to access this information and control with whom it is shared.

Read the complete LBA Press Releases Making a Case Against Fracking; and Drivers Deserve a Break on Data.

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