December 14, 2001

Masquerade Ball honoring Latino/a leaders for their pioneering efforts to increase Latino representation in the political arena and for their leadership and vision.

This first-of-a-kind Masquerade Ball will raise money to continue the efforts of the Latino community to increase representation at the local, state and federal level.

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Political Action Committee (HOPE-PAC), a non-partisan group, is the evening's host for this unique soiree. HOPE-PAC, founded 10 years ago by a group of visionary Latinas, has been the force behind many successful political races, including non-Latino races.

HOPE-PAC will pay tribute to The Honorable Rosario Marin and The Honorable Hector Barreto of the Bush administration. Both will be receiving HOPE-PAC's Leadership Award.

In addition, HOPE-PAC will also be honoring various trailblazers who have paved the way for other Latinos. They include State Senator Richard Polanco, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta.

There will also be a special tribute to the women founders of HOPE-PAC for their vision and desire to make a political difference.

WHEN:

Saturday, January 19, 2002
7:00 pm VIP reception, Media invited to attend. MUST RSVP!!!
8:00 pm Program and Masquerade Ball

WHERE:

Biltmore Bowl
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

The "Latino Vote" continues to be sought out by both major parties. This is a significant indication that Latinos are a major force in the political landscape.

More and more, Latinas are making significant inroads to elected office thanks to the efforts of dedicated groups such as HOPE-PAC, specifically founded to advance the Latina agenda and elect Latinas to local, state and federal offices. The Masquerade Ball is intended to continue the efforts to financially support Latina candidates for office.

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