Amtrak Sponsors National Council of La Raza Conference for Seventh Straight Year

America's Railroad® brings affordable travel ideas and engaging activities for the entire family to the annual conference

Jul 15, 2014, 11:05 ET from Amtrak

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh straight year, Amtrak is supporting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, taking place July 19–22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

As a co-sponsor, Amtrak will participate in the National Latino Family Expo and Gala Awards Dinner. The Amtrak booth will feature engaging and fun family activities, including a prize wheel with giveaways, photos with a model Amtrak train and a bilingual conductor. This interactive booth provides entertainment for attendees as well as an opportunity to learn about Amtrak travel.

This year, as in years past, expo attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in train trip raffles.  Amtrak will raffle off one set of four tickets and two pairs of tickets each day throughout the Expo, giving attendees a chance to win round-trip travel to the Amtrak destination of their choice.

"This is one of Amtrak's most exciting partnerships," said Darlene Abubakar, Senior Director of National Advertising for Amtrak. "We understand the important connection with family and friends within the Latino community. Our partnership with NCLR helps us to educate the Latino community on the affordability of Amtrak travel and the wonderful services we offer to help keep the Latino community connected. We appreciate the partnership with NCLR, and the opportunity to engage with the Latino community."

Amtrak continues to strengthen its connection with the Latino community through many services, including, a comprehensive Spanish-language resource launched in 2006, dedicated Spanish speaking call center/reservation agents, and, a culturally-relevant conversation about travel, brought to you by Amtrak. In addition to prizes and premiums, Amtrak will also distribute a wide variety of informational collateral in English and Spanish.

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About National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza — the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States — works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit or follow along on and