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Jul 25, 2013

Current Student Success Act Slated to Sacrifice Accountability, Oversight Authority in Education System

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider the Student Success Act, H.R. 5, which would eliminate state accountability and oversight authority measures in the country’s education system.

Jul 25, 2013

LULAC Condemns Congressman Steve King for Bigoted Remarks Regarding DREAMers

Statement on Congressman King's comments of DREAMers: "The sentiments expressed by Congressman King reflect not only his ignorance for the Latino community..."

Jul 22, 2013

Organize a Wallet Wise Financial Literacy Training!

When you coordinate a Wallet Wise financial literacy training in certain states, you can earn a $400 stipend for your participation. Click to learn more details.

Jul 18, 2013

LULAC Lauds Perez Confirmation as Key Victory for Latinos and Workers

Today, with a 54 to 46 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas Edward Perez as U.S. Secretary of Labor. President Obama nominated Thomas Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ)...

Jul 15, 2013

House Decision to Exclude SNAP from the Farm Bill Affects More Than Half of Latino Families

Today, the Senate failed to garner sufficient support to restore the student loan rate to 3.4 percent. Based upon the failure to act, the student loan rate has doubled and now stands at 6.8 percent.

Jul 10, 2013

LULAC Disappointed Over Senate Decision to Increase Student Loan Rates

Today, the Senate failed to garner sufficient support to restore the student loan rate to 3.4 percent. Based upon the failure to act, the student loan rate has doubled and now stands at 6.8 percent.

Jun 27, 2013

Senate Passes Historic Bipartisan Immigration Reform; LULAC Urges House to do the Same

Today, the U.S. Senate passed historic comprehensive immigration reform. The bipartisan bill, which passed by a vote of 68 – 32, represents the first overhaul in U.S. immigration law since 1986.

Jun 27, 2013

Supreme Court Invalidates Discrimination Against Gay Marriage

In a 5-4 decision with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority, the Court struck down the central provision of DOMA declaring that it violated the Equal Protections Clause and was therefore unconstitutional...

Jun 25, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Decimates Key Provision in the Voting Rights Act Designed to Protect the Voting Rights of Minorities

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling was a serious blow for the millions of minority communities whose voting rights are still being targeted,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran...

Jun 23, 2013

LULAC Passes Historic Gun Control Resolution and Re-elects Margaret Moran as President at 84th Annual Convention in Las Vegas

Today, at the 84th Annual LULAC Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada the organization passed a gun control resolution that supports expanding universal background checks in order to reduce gun violence related deaths. This marks the first organization of its kind to declare widespread and solid support of gun controls...

Jun 20, 2013

LULAC Launches Expansion of Education Initiative at the 84th National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) unveiled critical education initiatives to address the nation’s drop out crisis at the 84th National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jun 20, 2013

National LULAC Members Galvanize In Support of Immigration Reform

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), at its 84th annual National Convention, conducted an immigration reform town hall where members discussed recent developments in the Senate impacting immigration reform legislation.

Jun 19, 2013

Se espera que 20,000 personas asistan a la Convención y Feria de LULAC en Las Vegas

La octogésima cuarta Convención Nacional Anual y Feria de LULAC abrió hoy sus puertas en el hotel Caesars Palace. Los organizadores esperan que 20,000 personas participen en las exposiciones de la Convención, que serán gratuitas y abiertas a todo el público desde este martes 19 hasta el viernes 21 de junio.

Jun 19, 2013

Up to $700 Billion in Economic Benefits from the Immigration Modernization Act

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Senate Bill 744 would add significant economic benefits – silencing anti-immigration advocates who claim immigration reform would be a drain on the economy. Increases in federal and tax revenues are expected due to increases in income and payroll taxes.

Jun 19, 2013

LULAC Convention and Expo in Las Vegas Expected to Attract 20,000

The 84th Annual LULAC Convention opened its doors to a free Expo today at Caesars Palace. Organizers anticipate 20,000 will attend the Expo which is free and open to the public today through Friday.

Jun 18, 2013

Lifting Voices Through Diversity in Federal Government

During the Federal Training Institute (FTI) in Las Vegas, Nevada, LULAC discussed programs and opportunities in the Federal Government that will be focused on providing students, recent grads, veterans and those re-entering the workforce with a pathway to federal careers.

Jun 17, 2013

LULAC Praises the Supreme Court for Rejecting the Arizona Proof of Citizenship Requirement

Today, in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, No. 12-71, the Supreme Court held that the Arizona requirement for prospective voters to show proof of citizenship before using a registration form to vote in a federal election was unconstitutional.

Jun 17, 2013

The 84th Annual LULAC National Convention Kicks Off with Open Doors to LGBT Community

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) opened the doors at Caesars Palace for its 84th annual National Convention. This year’s theme, Lifting Our Voices Through Civic Participation, is expected to attract 20,000 attendees, and today’s focus was on civil rights for the LGBT community. At a joint press conference, LULAC and the Human Rights Campaign launched a co-branded report Growing up LGBT Latino in America to support family inclusion and anti-bullying that is available.

Jun 17, 2013

La octogésima cuarta convención nacional de LULAC abre las puertas a la comunidad LBGT

Jun 12, 2013

LULAC Applauds Senator Kaine for Spanish Remarks; Disappointed Over Rubio Amendment

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) commends Senator Timothy Kaine (D-VA) for delivering remarks during Tuesday’s debate on immigration Senate Bill 744, in Spanish.

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