LULAC And Coalition Call For Action On Trump Complicity

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Joins in Demand for Impeachment Or Removal of President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and a coalition of other leading civil rights and social justice legacy organizations today issued an historic call to action by Congress to remove President Trump from office following new developments surrounding this week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol:

Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“The mob attack on our nation’s Capitol incited by President Trump led to criminal acts of trespass, destruction of federal property, assault and murder. LULAC demands an immediate criminal investigation and arrest of all who committed these crimes while trying to stop the lawful certification of a presidential election. In America, no person should be above the law. When we pledge allegiance to the flag and end with, ‘…liberty and justice for all", that means those involved in acts of insurrection need to be brought to justice too.”

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
“We must not allow President Trump to continue to place our nation in peril. The NAACP calls for President Trump’s impeachment so that he will never again be able to harm our beloved country, and more importantly, its people.”

Marc Morial, National Urban League President & CEO
“Every day that President Trump remains in office is a threat to our national security and domestic tranquility. It could not be clearer that Donald Trump is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. He has constructed an alternate reality of conspiracy theories and wishful thinking, and unleashed a violent mob to enforce it for him. The nation cannot endure another two weeks of his illegal and unhinged efforts to maintain power. Vice President Pence and the Cabinet officers have a duty to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and Pence must step in as Acting President.”

Frankie Miranda, President and CEO of Hispanic Federation
"The roving bands of marauders laying siege to the People’s House on January 6th, rejoicing in their open contempt of our democratic system, should remain seared into our collective conscience. For the past four years, we have been sounding the alarm about the dangers that Donald J. Trump represents to our democracy and diverse nation. The only way we can make sure that the President’s behavior is never repeated by a future White House occupant is to hold Trump accountable for his repeated deceptions and lies, and the insurrection he incited in the U.S. Capitol. That means Congress should move to impeach him or the Vice President should invoke the 25th amendment to have him removed from office immediately."

Sindy Benavides - LULAC National Chief Executive Officer
“Our leadership calls for President Trump’s immediate removal either through impeachment or invoking of the 25th Amendment. His actions cannot be minimized nor should they be ignored. Justice demands a clear and decisive response to his complicity.”

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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, DC, 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 critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/

About NAACP
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. https://www.naacp.org/

About National Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide. https://nul.org/

About Hispanic Federation
Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization. Our mission is to empower and advance the Hispanic community and its varied institutions. With a strong foothold in New York, Washington D.C. and states throughout the eastern corridor of the United States, HF works to uplift millions of Hispanic children, youth and families locally and nationally by strengthening Latino nonprofits, engaging in public policy advocacy and implementing innovative community programs. Founded in 1990, HF uses its network of Hispanic nonprofits and close linkages with grass roots leaders, media and policymakers to empower and advance the Hispanic community. HF has gained national recognition for its work in the areas of education, health, philanthropy, immigration, economic empowerment and civic engagement. https://hispanicfederation.org/

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