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LULAC Council #22341 hosts Founding Members Luncheon

Melissa Cantu Trevino

Alice Echo-News Journal

Nov 14, 2022

“(LULAC) is about being inclusive not divisive. We have a commitment, like our parents and our grandparents did, to make sure that our legacy and our struggles are not forgotten,” said Yolanda Moran, Vice-President of LULAC Council #22341. “We want to keep the fight going.”

LULAC was founded in 1929 and is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America with some of its founding members from Jim Wells County.

LULAC was created at a time in the country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society, according to the LULAC website.

“We have a right to be here,” Moran said. “LULAC was one of many organizations that came about (due to the struggles of Hispanics).”

LULAC advances the economic condition, educational, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans. Mexican American History has deep been deeply rooted in a cross section of issues from restoration of land grants to farm workers’ rights, to enhanced education, to voting and civil rights.

Officers for LULAC Council #22341 are Raymond Castellano, Vice-President Yolanda Moran, Olga Acuna is the Secretary, and the Treasurer is Tony Sexton.