[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 196 (Friday, December 1, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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CONGRATULATING THE LATINA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
HON. LAMAR SMITH
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 1, 2017
Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate the
Latina Leadership Institute (LLI) in San Antonio, Texas, for the good
work they are doing in San Antonio to train, educate, and encourage the
next generation of Hispanic women who aspire to public office.
LLI's mission is to increase the number and influence of Hispanic
Women in elected and appointed office positions in the United States.
This is a noble and worthwhile mission and I am proud that this
organization is located in my hometown of San Antonio.
The LLI program is highly personalized to each woman's individual
goals and endeavors. Program participants are encouraged to get outside
their comfort zones and build key leadership skills and experiences
that will equip them for public office in the future. It is an
excellent model for other cities around the country to emulate as they
seek to elevate young women into political leadership roles.
The local governments of San Antonio and Texas, as well as the
federal government, will benefit from the aspiring leaders being
trained and encouraged by the Latina Leadership Institute.