Mr. Santana Goes to Washington

Sep 13, 1999, 01:00 ET from Carlos Santana

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famer Carlos
 Santana, whose current CD Supernatural is at number four on the Billboard
 Top 100, will attend a press conference at The Capitol in Washington, DC on
 Wednesday, September 15th, 1999 at 11 a.m.  The conference will be held at the
 House Triangle on the Grounds of the Capitol, south side, in support of an
 effort to promote legislation to fight the alarming rate of Hispanic High
 School dropouts.
     As a co-Chairperson along with actors Rita Moreno and Edward James Olmos
 of Cada Cabeza es un Mundo/Each Mind is a World, Mr. Santana promotes the work
 of The Hispanic Education and Media Group.  HEMG is a private non-profit
 501 (C) (3) organization founded in 1983 with a mission to address issues,
 which place Latino-Chicano school children at risk for school failure.
     Santana will receive the Medallion of Excellence at the Congressional
 Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 22nd Annual Gala later that day at the
 Washington Hilton for his long-standing commitment and service to the Hispanic
     The press conference and subsequent meetings with key members of both the
 House and the Senate is to help educate them about this crucial issue.  The
 desire is to help back legislation to support funding issues that directly
 impact programs such as Cada Cabeza es un Mundo (an award winning project
 which has proven to reduce the dropout rates in schools where the program has
 been adopted).

SOURCE Carlos Santana