Councilmember Garcia invited to White House celebration

Long Beach First District Councilmember Robert Garcia has been invited to a reception at the White House on Thursday, May 5, at 5pm, in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  The invitation, from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, invites Garcia to join other guests and dignitaries from across the country to celebrate for an evening at the White House.
“I am honored to have been invited by the President and the First Lady to the White House,” Garcia said. “I am looking forward to representing Long Beach and celebrating this historic day with other Latino Americans.”
Garcia is the first male Hispanic and youngest person ever elected to the Long Beach City Council. He is vice chair of the Council’s Federal Legislative Committee. He will arrive in Washington DC on May 4. No city funds are being used to pay for this visit.

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