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NYC LGBTQS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DENIED ENTRY TO ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE U.S. HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Bronx, New York, October 4, 2016.
For the first time in 15 years, The NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce will not be in attendance at the annual national convention of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) due to the termination of their membership by the USHCC. The event which begins October 9th in Miami Beach, Florida is the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the United States.
Earlier this year the NYC LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce received an official termination letter from the USHCC's attorney stating "... the Board of Directors had unanimously voted to terminate their membership and they were not authorized to attend any USHCC-sponsored events." The letter failed to cite a specific cause for the termination. Rev. Carmen Hernandez believes the termination is a result of continued questioning made by her and other local leaders, including Frank Garcia of the New York Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, of the USHCC's (1) lack of transparency, and (2) failure to hold elections as mandated in the USHCC's bylaws.
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