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Mar 13, 2013

LULAC Congratulates Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina On His Historic Election

Jesuit Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected as the 266th pontiff making him the first pope to be elected from Latin America.

Mar 4, 2013

LULAC Applauds Verizon for Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Today, Verizon sent a letter of support for comprehensive immigration reform to the group of Senators spearheading the effort, known generally as the Gang of Eight. LULAC particularly appreciates that Verizon broadly supports comprehensive immigration reform in its entirety rather than carving out only certain portions of the legislative proposal.

Mar 4, 2013

LULAC Sends Joint Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Impact of Sequestration on Hispanic Students

On behalf of the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC), LULAC and MALDEF issued a joint letter to the House and Senate leadership urging for a bipartisan solution that staves off the Budget Control Act’s automatic sequestration provision. The letter specifically highlighted the negative impacts the sequestration cuts would likely have on federal education programs which serve thousands of Latino students...

Mar 1, 2013

March in D.C. to Support 96 Years of U.S. Citizenship for Puerto Ricans

This Saturday, March 2, 2013, LULAC National joins LULAC councils from Puerto Rico and the citizens of Puerto Rico in celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Jones-Shafroth Act that granted U.S. Citizenship to the people of Puerto Rico with a march from Capitol Hill at 9 AM.

Feb 27, 2013

LULAC Praises the Appointment of Edith Ramirez as Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission

Today, President Obama appointed Edith Ramirez as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), making her the top Latina with oversight over matters such as consumer protection, fraud prevention, deceptive and unfair business practices, and online privacy protection...

Feb 27, 2013

On the Steps of the Supreme Court LULAC and Other Civil Rights Leaders Support the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Today, LULAC stands alongside civil rights leaders in support of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), as the nation’s highest court hears arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a case challenging the constitutionality of the VRA...

Feb 26, 2013

Latino Voice Survey Launched as Precursor to 2013 SXSW Conference and Festival

This year’s 2013 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (SXSW) will feature a panel of experts on Latinos and technology as well as the release of the results from the second annual Latino Voice survey...

Feb 22, 2013

LULAC's Mary Campos to Receive Service Award

Mary Campos, a longtime Des Moines community activist and charter member of the League of United Latin American Citizens in Des Moines, will be recognized for her service work ...

Feb 20, 2013

LULAC Holds Successful 16th Annual Legislative Conference and Awards Gala!

LULAC’s Annual Legislative Conference and Awards Gala was a tremendous success. Over 500 people attended the event including many Members of Congress; the U.S. Secretaries of Transportation, Agriculture, and Labor; and leadership from the country’s leading civil rights organizations...

Feb 15, 2013

LULAC Calls on ICE to End the Practice of Setting Deportation Targets for Immigrants Convicted of Minor Offenses

LULAC voiced its concern over the discovery of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation policies that establish minor offenses, such as traffic violations, as grounds for deportation, despite its stated policy of prioritizing criminals.

Feb 14, 2013

Congressman Marc Veasey Congratulates LULAC for 30 Years of Service to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Last night, Wednesday, February 13, Congressman Marc Veasey attended LULAC's 16th Annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C...

Feb 13, 2013

LULAC Applauds President Obama’s Call for Bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform

LULAC was encouraged to see that the President’s call for comprehensive immigration reform received support from both Republicans and Democrats...

Feb 6, 2013

The 16th Annual Legislative Conference and Gala to Celebrate 84 Years of Legislative Service to the Hispanic Community

Each year, LULAC members from across the country travel to Washington D.C. in order to participate in the LULAC Annual Legislative Conference where they meet with Members of Congress and agency leaders to partake in meaningful dialogue...

Feb 6, 2013

Celebrando 84 años de servicio legislativo para la comunidad hispana, la decimosexta Conferencia Legislativa y Gala reconocerá a:

Cada año, los miembros de LULAC viajan a Washington D.C. para participar en la Conferencia Legislativa, donde se reunirán con los Congresistas y líderes de las agencias para dialogar del impacto de las recientes políticas y regulaciones en la comunidad hispana...

Feb 1, 2013

Illinois Driver’s Licenses: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Special post by the American Immigration Lawyers Association: The best course of action in the coming years is to take immediate action to support sensible and systemic immigration reform. Fortunately, Congress can look to Illinois as proof that it can be done.

Jan 30, 2013

LULAC Supports President Obama's Call to Action on Immigration Reform

"LULAC will commit its vast grassroots and advocacy network to support President Obama’s efforts to bring fair and practical immigration reform to the 11 million undocumented people currently residing in the U.S..."

Jan 28, 2013

LULAC Supports Bipartisan Senate Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Although LULAC is optimistic about today's bipartisan Senate proposal for immigration reform, there are important considerations that we need to look at as this proposal develops into legislative language...

Jan 25, 2013

The NFL Play 60 Partners with LULAC to Host Health Festival

Saturday, January 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the National Football League PLAY 60 (NFL PLAY 60) in partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Latinos Living Healthy will host a health fiesta...

Jan 23, 2013

Latinos recommended for the Obama cabinet

LULAC on Voxxi: As President Barack Obama seeks to fill the seats of his second-term cabinet, LULAC and other Latino leaders are providing the president with a list of Latinos they recommend for the Obama cabinet.

Dec 21, 2012

LULAC National President Elected as HACR Board Chair

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President, Margaret Moran, was unanimously elected on December 3 as the succeeding chair of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) board of directors...

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