We Stand United in Action with Black Lives Matter.
As the oldest and largest national Latino civil rights organization, LULAC is deeply outraged by the long and troubling history of police brutality in the United States and which recent cases have once again awakened our social consciousness. Not long ago, anger was similarly erupting around the deaths of Eric Gardner, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland, their lives ended by law enforcement. Then, a few days ago, we witnessed George Floyd killed in the custody of Minneapolis police. He did not deserve to die at the hands of officers who took an oath to protect the community.
LULAC stands united in action with Black Lives Matter...
Be Part of the Change!
Where Do We Go From Here
- Register to vote and vote in your next local/state/federal election. We need to elect leaders who will talk about the issues and center the voices of our communities. You can even encourage people to register to vote at your local march.
- Reimagine how we practice solidarity. We must center black and afro-latino voices. This must guide our vision for the next year and change the way we think about active solidarity.
- Establish stronger coalitions with partners. LULAC has been talking with leaders of other organizations such as the National Action Network, NAACP and the National Urban League. We are committed to working in conjunction with the efforts of our partner organizations.
- Juneteenth is on June 19. Join in on local actions and efforts from participating organizations as we join in to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States.
- August 28. Join us for the March on Washington, which will commemorate the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington.
- November 3. This is a reminder about the next national election. Don’t just take to the streets to make your voice heard. Take to the polls and show our leaders that they are accountable.
Keep the conversation going
- Follow along through social media to get real-time updates and resources. Here are a few we encourage you to look at: The Movement for Black Lives (Twitter), Black Lives Matter (Instagram), National Urban League (Daily Video Updates), NAACP (Twitter)
- Challenge racism and anti-blackness in the Latino community. Here are ways we can fight anti-blackness in our own culture (by TeenVogue).
- Share your experience and stories. LULAC is always looking for ways to center the voices of our members via social media. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.