Against Discrimination and Power Abuse
In its simplest terms, the basic program of LULAC is to fight discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin. The organization's priority is, and will always be, Education Discrimination and Employment is a close second. However Voting Rights, Administration of Justice, Housing, Immigration, Lending Practices, among others, offer unique challenges and opportunities that we as a Hispanic organization should explore.
“We are horrified," said former LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. "This law opens the doors to racial profiling. It requires police officers, if they form a 'reasonable suspicion' that someone is an illegal immigrant, to determine the person’s immigration status.”
August 26, 2010
News & Alerts: Civil Rights
Mar 16, 2012
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
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
Citing violations of the Voting Rights Act, LULAC is currently pursuing litigation in Texas, New Mexico, Georgia and soon in Alabama ...
Nov 23, 2011
The failure to reach agreement on deficit reduction strategies among members of the federal “Super Committee” will automatically put key social programs like Medicare at risk
Oct 14, 2011
Is HB 56 Really A Win For Alabama?
Apr 20, 2011
Margaret Moran, Latino leaders join 36,000 Americans in National Fasting Movement
Apr 13, 2011
Ahead of House votes on FY 2011 omnibus and FY 2012 budget, Hispanic leaders warn of dire consequences cuts will have on Hispanic community
Mar 15, 2011
Nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization calls upon Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck to step down immediately for suggesting that hunters should shoot immigrants from helicopters like feral hogs
Jan 5, 2011
Anti-immigrant legislators seek to create permanent underclass of easily exploitable workers with no civil rights or occupational protections in perpetuity