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LULAC denounces any form of discrimination on the basis of national origin, race, religion, language, sexual orientation, age or disability. LULAC strongly condemns racial profiling, and supports a strong statutory definition of racial profiling along with the institution of data collections systems by law enforcement. LULAC is concerned with the growth of hate groups and encourages Congress to strongly monitor agencies and their enforcement of hate-crime laws. LULAC opposes any effort to amend the US Constitution in any manner that reduces protection of any individual’s rights on the basis of national origin, race, religion, language, sexual orientation, age or disability.

News & Alerts: Civil Rights

Nov 15, 2013

Contact House of Representatives and Ask Them To Vote on ENDA

We need your help now to convince leadership in the House of Representatives to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)!

Oct 21, 2013

LULAC and EDF Health Campaign Spotlights Rising Risks to Latinos from Toxic Chemical Exposure

During the National Hispanic Week of Action, October, 21st through the 28th, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will begin a partnership to raise awareness of the health risks associated with exposure to dangerous chemicals, including the increased risk of premature birth, infertility and cancer in the Latino community.

Sep 12, 2013

LULAC National President Margaret Moran Released the Following Statement Regarding the Arrest of over 100 Women for Civil Disobedience

Says LULAC National President, "On the Capitol steps today more than 100 women, over 20 of which were undocumented, were arrested in an act of civil disobedience. The group was protesting the House's refusal to act on immigration reform..."

Sep 5, 2013

Largest Latino Civil Rights and Advocacy Group in the U.S. Helps Turn Up Heat on Congress To Pass Immigration Reform with Citizenship Path

LULAC Joins Massive Call to Action on Oct. 5 Aimed at Moving House to a Vote on Immigration Legislation

Mar 16, 2012

LULAC Condemns the Southern Mississippi University’s Use of Racist Chants at a Puerto Rican Born Basketball Player

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, during a NCAA Tournament game between Kansas State University and Southern Mississippi University, a Kansas State player was harassed by the Southern Mississippi University band with chants calling for the player to show his green card ...

Dec 15, 2011

LULAC Hails the Justice Department’s Findings of Discrimination by Arizona Sheriff’s Office of Maricopa County

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, issued a report today finding that the Maricopa County sheriff’s office engaged in the unlawful practice of unconstitutional policing; racial profiling of Latinos; unlawful stops, detains, arrests; and unlawfully retaliated against individuals who criticized the policies enforced by Sheriff Arpaio’s office ...

Nov 29, 2011

LULAC Urges the Supreme Court to Support the Decision of a Federal Court Panel in San Antonio

Citing violations of the Voting Rights Act, LULAC is currently pursuing litigation in Texas, New Mexico, Georgia and soon in Alabama ...

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