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Aug 9, 2013

Preserving and Expanding Affordable Housing for Latinos

Brent Wilkes, LULAC National Executive Director, released the following statement regarding the President’s remarks on housing made earlier this week.

Aug 8, 2013

Act in August: Elevate your Voice and Attend a Congressional Immigration Town Hall in YOUR Area!

During the month of August, members of Congress have scheduled town halls around the country so that they can hear from their constituency on important issues. We urge you to attend a town hall in your area and urge that prompt action is taken on comprehensive immigration reform.

Aug 5, 2013

LULAC Congratulates Dr. Libby Doggett for her Appointment as Early Learning Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education

Aug 1, 2013

LULAC Letter Requests that PARCC Develop Spanish Language Version of CCSS

LULAC sent a letter to both Achieve, Inc., and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), expressing support for the development of a Spanish language version of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-aligned assessment...

Jul 31, 2013

LULAC Spearheads Letter to Congress in Support of Employment Training Legislation

Washington, D.C.- This week, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) expressing their support for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013

Jul 29, 2013

LULAC Hosts Immigration Reform Town Hall in Virginia

LULAC and HOLA hosted an immigration reform town hall with U.S. Senator Mark Warner.

Jul 29, 2013

LULAC organiza un foro comunitario para la reforma migratoria en Virginia

LULAC y HOLA tuvieron un foro comunitario para la reforma migratoria con el senador Mark Warner.

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.

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