May 22, 2015

New Leaders Council (NLC) DC and its national leadership release the following statements regarding the announcement of NLC DC alumna Lorella Praeli as Latino Outreach Director for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign:

“NLC DC congratulates 2015 Fellow, activist, and DREAMer Lorella Praeli on her well-deserved appointment,” said NLC DC Chapter Co-Directors Yuh Wen Ling, Cathy Yu, and Andrew Rabens in a joint statement. “She is a proven leader whose political acumen and courage have rightfully earned her the trust and respect of even the most seasoned organizers, lobbyists, and political strategists. Lorella is wonderfully representative of the leadership that NLC DC hopes to cultivate and support through its programs. NLC DC is proud of her many accomplishments and continued dedication to immigration reform and the Latino community. We wish her well in her new endeavor.”

From Mark Riddle, Executive Director, NLC, "Every year, hundreds of highly talented individuals with a passion for public service become Fellows and join the ranks of the NLC community; Lorella Praeli is a perfect example of who an NLC Fellow is. We are very proud of her achievements to date, and have no doubt that she will continue to have the best interest of the Latino community at heart, as well as that of the greater public."

New Leaders Council is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow – trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry – who will shape the future landscape of our country.

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