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Joe Biden will speak to youth at League of United Latin American Citizens convention

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at the Culinary Academy in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote speech at the annual convention for the League of United Latin American Citizens on June 20 in Las Vegas, the convention organizers announced Tuesday.

Biden will address the audience at the youth awards banquet, attended by approximately 1,000 LULAC youth members from across the United States and Puerto Rico.

This is the first time the vice president is attending the convention, although his wife, Jill Biden, made the keynote address at the LULAC convention last year, and then-Sen. Barack Obama addressed the convention in 2008.

“This has been a pivotal time for Latinos in the U.S.,” LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes said in a statement. “With the tremendous demographic changes in our population, the only way the United States can win the future is if we address the needs of Latino youth. This includes issues ranging from immigration reform to the Dream Act and student loans.”

Also speaking at the youth awards will be former LULAC youth member Jose Hernandez, a former NASA astronaut. Hernandez grew up as a migrant farmworker and joined LULAC in Stockton, Calif., received a LULAC scholarship and was LULAC’s national vice president for young adults.

The LULAC national convention, which typically draws about 20,000 participants, is scheduled for June 17-22 at Caesars Palace and includes a career fair, college fair, health fair, expo, and youth and young adult forums.

The Washington, D.C.-based League of United Latin American Citizens is a Hispanic civil rights organization founded in 1929.

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  1. Just what we need.... more hot air and blowing smoke from the wrong direction when we're already getting above average heat and smoke from our neighbor to the left.

    Gotta give ol' Joe credit for consistency though, he's almost always wrong in his policy direction, almost always has his facts wrong and almost always makes a fool of himself.

    Both parties have their liabilities to be sure but our VP excels at the negative more than most.

  2. He is going to tell how they are going to shower more gifts on the CRIMINAL INVADERS in hopes they can get more criminal votes. Being a criminal himself he doesn't understand its wrong.

  3. A bum who lives in public housing making a trip to Vegas on taxpayers' monies.