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Hispanic Chambers Revolt Against National Board

October 24, 2002

--> LOS ANGELES - Hispanic Chambers from several States including California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Mexico and Georgia -- representing over 60 percent of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) membership and over 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses -- held a press conference last Saturday to protest the practices of the USHCC.

The member chambers attended the press conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center to protest unfair and biased practices by the USHCC that have left them ousted without membership and voting rights.

The chambers also demanded a Public Board Meeting with all USHCC Board of Directors and President/CEO -- prior to their 2002 annual election of officers -- to address the USHCC's inability to meet member's needs.

The chambers ultimately asked that the elections be postponed until the denied representation is established. Actions of the USHCC Board to oust these chambers took place during their 2002 Annual Expo in Los Angeles and impacts the Latin Business Association, which is the largest local chamber in the nation.

Source: PR Newswire

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