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.
he National Latino Media Council today released their Latino Television Study that challenges the Nielsen rating system’s approach to measuring Latino television viewership. The study, conducted by Rincon & Associates of Dallas, Texas, concludes that despite the growing Latino presence in the United States (currently at 39 million in the U.S. and 4 million in Puerto Rico, and with an estimated buying power of close to $653 billion, Latinos television viewers, especially those who watch English-language television, are severely undercounted by Nielsen Media Research.
WHEREAS THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanics in the United States; and,
According to today’s panelists, the plan to privatize Social Security would be devastating to the Latino community which depends more heavily on Social Security retirement benefits than any other demographic group.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to send the FY '97 Supplemental Spending bill to the full Senate with a provision that would prevent the Census Bureau from using sampling in the 2000 census. Chapter 10, Section 303 of the bill would prohibit the use of sampling in the census and would result in an undercount of Hispanics, other minorities and the poor as has happened in the past.
LULAC opposes the privatization of Social Security and any tax cut plan that would compromise its future stability. Individual accounts and tax cuts should not be substituted for Social Security's currently defined system. LULAC supports stronger benefits for lower income groups, women, and the disabled.
These economic and civil rights inequities must be eradicated. We are petitioning the President of the United States and Congress, to pass legislation allowing the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico to choose among non-territorial, non-colonial options.