July 19, 2013 Amtrak Supports National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak is proud to support the 2013 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference being held in New Orleans, July 20 – 23.

Throughout the conference, Amtrak representatives will be at the Amtrak booth at the family expo to share information and discuss the benefits of rail travel. At the booth, attendees can get a photo with an Amtrak train conductor and model Amtrak train.

Amtrak travel information for the Latino community is available at Espanol.Amtrak.com, a comprehensive Spanish-language website. Amtrak also has dedicated Spanish-speaking customer service representatives at 800-USA-RAIL.

“Latinos are an important part of our ridership and we are actively engaging the community to choose Amtrak for their travel needs and to consider us as a career option,” said Darlene Abubakar, senior director of national advertising for Amtrak.

In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to enter to win giveaways and prizes, including free travel to any one of the more than 500 destinations Amtrak serves.

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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 www.nclr.org or follow along on facebook.com/Nationalcounciloflaraza and twitter.com/nclr.