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Dec 13, 2006

Historic National Day For Latino Voters In Texas

Ciro Rodriguez Defeats Seven-Term Congressman, Henry Bonilla in District 23 Runoff. The League of United Latin American Citizens hailed the election of Ciro Rodriguez over seven-term incumbent Henry Bonilla in the District 23 special runoff election as proof that the Voting Rights Act is still an effective tool in ensuring that minority communities can elect the candidate of their choice.

Dec 7, 2006

DOJ approves Dec. 12 election date

Associated Press

The Department of Justice is allowing Texas to go forward with the Dec. 12 date for a congressional runoff after federal judges ruled early voting could be extended because the election falls on an important religious day for Catholic Hispanics.

Dec 5, 2006

LULAC Is Victorious For The Latino Voters

The League of United Latin American Citizens and the State of Texas negotiated a court order today in the special runoff election for Congressional District 23 allowing more time for voters to cast their ballots. The court order signed by federal district judge Xavier Rodriguez extends the early voting period through Saturday, 12-09-2006. The court also extends the early voting locations hours to 8:00 pm for each of the early voting days. The order leaves it to the discretion of each county to extend both the time and the Saturday voting.

Nov 29, 2006

The Battle for the Latino Vote

Zogby Interactive

A Latino voting rights group might ask the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out Texas' new congressional map, based on how many Latinos were removed from Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett's Austin-area district.

Nov 28, 2006

Zogby/Hispanic PR Wire Poll: U.S. Hispanic Voters Abandon GOP.

Zogby Interactive

A Latino voting rights group might ask the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out Texas' new congressional map, based on how many Latinos were removed from Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett's Austin-area district.

Nov 8, 2006

Hispanic Friendly Candidates Prevail In Mid-Term Elections.

Yesterday's elections confirmed growing Hispanic political power in the United States with increased representation in Congress.

Nov 4, 2006

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Oct 18, 2006

LULAC Asks Attorney General To Investigate Voter Intimidation Incidents Nationwide

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in conjunction with 21 other Latino and Asian American organizations submitted a letter Tuesday (see below) requesting that the U.S. Attorney General conduct a federal investigation into the most recent scare tactics being used to intimidate voters in Orange County, California.

Aug 16, 2006

AMERICA VOTES Announces Addition of Two National Organizations to Historic, Progressive Coalition

America Votes announced today the addition of two national organizations to their historic coalition of progressive groups. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) have joined America Votes' 32-member strong coalition.

Aug 8, 2006

Latino group may challenge new congressional map

American-Statesman

A Latino voting rights group might ask the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out Texas' new congressional map, based on how many Latinos were removed from Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett's Austin-area district.

Aug 3, 2006

Texas Redistricting
U.S. Supreme Court Cases Resource Center

Jenner & Block

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on December 12, 2005 to hear challenges to the Texas congressional redistricting plan passed in 2003.

Jul 11, 2006

National Update

Dec 12, 2005

LULAC Gets Its Day In Court

LULAC filed a lawsuit challenging the Texas legislature’s redistricting plan, which was spearheaded by former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, on the grounds that it violated the Voting Rights Act of the Latino community in Texas.

Jun 29, 2004

Don't Discriminate Against Puerto Rico

The future of nearly four million U.S. citizens who reside on the island of Puerto Rico hangs in the balance as Congress prepares to vote on the U.S.-Puerto Rico Political Status Act.

Apr 29, 2004

The Puerto Rico Status Debate: Why Congress? Why Now?

One hundred years ago, Puerto Rico became a part of the United States in settlement of the Spanish-American War. Nineteen years later, the United States granted U.S. citizenship to the Island's inhabitants. Using its authority under the "territorial" clause of the U.S. Constitution, Congress over time has extended a measure of local self-rule to the American citizens of Puerto Rico. The current structure of local government, commonly known as "Commonwealth" was enacted in 1952.

Dec 7, 2000

LULAC Launches Immigrant Human Rights Movement at Border Summit

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Derechos Humanos Coalition/Arizona Border Rights Project are convening a border summit, "From Border to Border: Building a Human Rights Movement," this weekend, December 8-10. The Summit will bring together over 350 participants to address the growing human rights crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border and discuss three inter-related themes: globalization, immigration and the subsequent militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Oct 19, 2000

LULAC Calls for Passage of Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act Before Adjournment

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Derechos Humanos Coalition/Arizona Border Rights Project are convening a border summit, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urged Congress to include the three provisions that are the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act (LIFA) in the final version of the Commerce, Justice and State Appropriations Bill. LIFA would successfully stabilize the immigration status of up to 800,000 immigrants who have been living, working, paying taxes and raising families in the United States for many years.

Aug 10, 2000

LULAC Calls for Senate to Consider Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urges the U.S. Senate to pass the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act - S.2912 (LIFA). This legislation would positively impact the lives of over 350,000 people and begin to correct the negative impact of immigration legislation passed in 1986 and 1996.

Dec 1, 1998

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) & Association For Residency and Citizenship of America (ARCA)

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urges the U.S. Senate to pass the Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act - S.2912 (LIFA). This legislation would positively impact the lives of over 350,000 people and begin to correct the negative impact of immigration legislation passed in 1986 and 1996.

Nov 10, 1998

National Campaign of Fasting to Pressurize the Clinton Administration to Provide a Prompt and Just Solution to Late Amnesty Cases

As you might know, ARCA (Association for Residency and Citizenship of America) was formed by members of the class action suits CSS v. Reno and Newman (LULAC) v. INS when they met in Washington, D.C. in May of this year.

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