Sample Resolution for National LULAC Week
Each year LULAC councils throughout the United States celebrate the founding of LULAC during LULAC Week which always takes place in February during the week that February 17 falls in. Many councils request their city, state or county to recognize National LULAC Week with a resolution that is presented during a council-sponsored activity. To assist local councils with this effort, the national office is providing the following sample resolution for 2016 National LULAC Week. Please feel free to use this sample resolution as is or with changes that would make it unique to your community.
CELEBRATING LULAC's 87th ANNIVERSARY
WHEREAS, 87 years ago, the founders of the League of United Latin American Citizens, better known as LULAC, joined together to establish an organization that would become the largest, oldest and most successful Hispanic civil rights and service organization in the United States; and
WHEREAS, since its inception on February 17, 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas, LULAC has championed the cause of Hispanic Americans in education, employment, economic development and civil rights; and
WHEREAS, LULAC has developed a comprehensive set of nationwide programs fostering educational attainment, job training, housing, scholarships, citizenship, and voter registration; and
WHEREAS, LULAC members throughout the nation have developed a tremendous track record of success advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the population of the United States; and
WHEREAS, LULAC has adopted a legislative platform that promotes humanitarian relief for citizens and immigrants, increased educational opportunities for our youth, and equal treatment for all in the United States and its territories including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
WHEREAS, this year, the League of United Latin American Citizens will celebrate eighty-seven years of community service to increase educational opportunities and improve the quality of life for Americans;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the _______________________ that the week of February 14-20, 2016 be designated as;
"NATIONAL LULAC WEEK"
and that the citizens of _______________ are asked to join the LULAC Membership in observing the organization's eighty seven years of service and the outstanding contributions LULAC has made to our country.
SIGNED, this _____ day of _________ 2016.