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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 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.

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.

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.

Nov 7, 1998

LULAC Holds Events Calling on the Clinton Administration to Process Delayed Amnesty Applicants

October 7, 1998, LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes hosted a press conference on the House Triangle where members of Congress and other national Hispanic organizations came together in a joint call for justice. Thousands of immigrants have been awaiting the resolution of their residency status since the were improperly prevented from legalizing it more than a decade ago. Although the INS long ago admitted that they had illegally turned away qualified applicants under the 1986-87 amnesty program, they have refused to offer a remedy to those affected and have contested a collection of class action lawsuits designed to force them to process the applications.

Nov 6, 1998

Amnesty Applicants Embark on National Fasting Campaign

On Tuesday, November 10, over a hundred members of the "Late Amnesty" class will begin a nationwide fast in attempt to gain the attention of the White House and the Department of Justice over an issue that has remained unresolved for almost a decade.

Oct 7, 1998

Action Alert: Rally for Action on Delayed Amnest Cases

LULAC National President Rick Dovalina is calling for all LULAC members and other advocates from across the United States to converge on Washington, DC Wednesday to press the Clinton administration to process the applications of thousands of immigrants who had been improperly prevented from legalizing their status more than a decade ago. Although the INS long ago admitted that they had illegally turned away qualified applicants under the 1986-87 amnesty program, they have refused to offer a remedy to those affected and have contested a collection of class action lawsuits designed to force them to process the applications.

Oct 7, 1998

Justice for Delayed Amnesty Applicants Introductory Remarks by Brent Wilkes, LULAC National Executive Director

Speech introduction by Brent Wilkes: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Brent Wilkes and I am the National Executive Director of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC is the largest and oldest membership-based civil rights organization for Hispanics in the United States.

Sep 16, 1998

Self-Determination for Puerto Rico Introductory Remarks by LULAC National President Rick Dovalina U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Rick Dovalina and I am President of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC is the oldest and largest membership based civil rights organization for Hispanics in the United States.

Jul 16, 1998

Top Hispanic Organizations Urge Timely Senate Vote on Puerto Rican Self-Determination Bill

In letters made public today, leaders of a national coalition of six leading U.S. Hispanic organizations urged Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and Energy and Resources Committee Chairman Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) to move the U.S.-Puerto Rico Status Act (S.472) to the Senate Floor for a vote before the August recess. S.472 and a companion bill, H.R. 856, which passed the House on March 4, 1998, would authorize a referendum allowing the 3.8 million American citizens of Puerto Rico to choose among three status options: statehood, independence, or commonwealth.

Apr 29, 1998

Survey Finds Hispanics Optimistic About Direction of the Country and their Futures

In what may be the first major bipartisan poll of registered Hispanic voters in major markets nationwide, Hispanics in the United States reveal strong optimism about their futures and by a newly 2 to 1 margin express confidence that the country is on the right track.

Apr 29, 1998

Letter to Trett Lott

We are writing to urge you to take prompt action on S. 472, a bill which would provide self-determination for Puerto Rico. The 3.8 million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico have waited 100 years for the opportunity to determine their permanent political status. We do not think that they should be denied their full civil rights any longer.

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