CEO SINDY BENAVIDES' CONTRACT IS TERMINATED BY LULAC NATIONAL BOARD AND LULAC INSTITUTE AS LEADERS NAME THREE WOMEN TO TOP POSTS IN AN HISTORIC MOVE

Leaders of Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Holding the Official Governance Meeting in Dallas, Texas Say the Changes Signal the Start of a New Era for LULAC

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued a statement on its decision to terminate the remainder of its contract with Sindy Benavides, the organization's Chief Executive Officer. LULAC will now launch a nationwide search to select a new CEO for America's largest and oldest Latino civil rights group, founded in 1929. The board then voted to authorize the national president and his designees to oversee all matters related to LULAC operations and activities.

Domingo García – LULAC National President

"LULAC today is making it very clear that our organization is moving forward as we have for 93 years, with new leadership and a bold agenda. Gloria Leal, a Texas attorney, was appointed as the first woman to hold the position of LULAC General Counsel in our more than nine decades of existence. In another first, we appointed Analuisa Tapia, the heroine of the Vanessa Guillen movement for justice, LULAC's first national Sergeant-at-Arms. Sara Walker from Chicago LULAC was named special national advisor to the president."

About LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington D.C., with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information visit www.LULAC.org

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