Improving the quality of the Latino lives through environmental sustainability and conservation
Through on-going partnerships with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), The Energy Foundation, and other community organizations, LULAC has been a key ally in advocating for environmental sustainability and clean energy at the local, state, and national level. LULAC believes that addressing environmental issues and holding stakeholders accountable will improve the quality of life for Latinos living the US.
Dec 16, 2016
Latinos: The Cultural Environmentalists LULAC Director of Policy and Legislation, Luis Torres, highlights how Latinos
believe environmental issues such as climate change and the pollution are a
top priority they urge the new administration to act on.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Latinos were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. the founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most.
By becoming a collegiate LULAC council, college students have the opportunity to make a difference and leave a lasting impact through their advocating efforts aimed at advancing the rights and issues that affect our Latino community.
Today, with approximately 135,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC is the largest and oldest Latino organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Latino Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 councils nationwide. In addition, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (NESC), LULACʼs educational arm, provides counseling services to more than 18,000 Hispanic students per year at fifteen regional centers.
LULAC provides more than half a million dollars in scholar¬ships to Latino students each year, conducts citizenship and voter registration drives, develops low-income housing units, conducts youth leadership and mentoring programs, and seeks to empower the Latino community at the local, state, and national levels