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Apr 12, 2013

LULAC Holds 2013 National Women's Conference

The Women’s Conference, “Mujer: Ayer, Hoy y Siempre - Raising Our Nation,” Will Address the Challenges Women Face from the Workplace to Technology

Apr 3, 2013

LULAC National President Margaret Moran Requests Texas State Senate to Reconsider SB 1724 and SB 3

Today, LULAC sent a letter in opposition to SB 1724 and SB 3 to the Texas State Senate. LULAC is concerned over the proposed legislation as it creates fewer pathways to education for Latino students and English Language Learners. The legislation would also change the current graduation framework by replacing high expectations for high school completion with weaker requirements.

Mar 27, 2013

NHLA Launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign and Plans for Unprecedented Mobilization of the Latino Community

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the 34 preeminent Latino organizations in the nation, today announced its Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign and launched

Mar 26, 2013

The National Hispanic Leadership Association Announces National Campaign to Mobilize Latino Community on Immigration Reform

In anticipation of the introduction of a proposed bill on immigration reform next month, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the thirty preeminent Latino organizations in the nation, will host a news conference on Wednesday announcing ...

Mar 26, 2013

Organizaciones Realizan Manifestaciones en Apoyo a Lucha de la Comunidad LGBT para el Matrimonio Igualitario Universal

Hoy y mañana, la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. tendrá audiencias donde se escuchará los argumentos orales de dos temas fundamentales para la comunidad LGBT en su lucha por el matrimonio igualitario universal...

Mar 26, 2013

Organizations Hold Rally in Support of the LGBT Community's Search for Marriage Equality

While the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Proposition 8 on March 26 and on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on March 27 organizations ...

Mar 18, 2013

LULAC Praises President Obama's Nomination of Thomas Edward Perez for Secretary of Labor

Today, President Obama nominated Thomas Edward Perez for the position of Secretary of Labor, which would make him one of the top ranking Latinos to serve in the President Obama administration.

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...

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