LULAC Celebrates The 93rd Anniversary Since Its Founding In 1929

Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Issues a Renewed Call-To-Action to Its Mission and Vision

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement in observance of its 93-years in existence since the organization was formed on this date in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, LULAC is at the forefront as one of the civil rights leaders in America battling for justice on behalf of more than 60-million Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“This date in our history is especially important because the very same type of issues and threats our founders faced are still around, and in many ways, the attacks are as bad or worse. At the same time, LULAC is achieving victories in the battles that we are taking on. Two new laws, the Vanessa Guillen Act and the Brandon Caserta Act, were passed by Congress and signed by President Biden. These protections will help save our military service members now, and future generations. LULAC is on the frontline in the courts filing lawsuits to stop voter suppression in states across the country. As importantly, we are standing in solid support of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico for the federal and equal rights as U.S. citizens they are entitled to but are being denied. Our resolve is as strong as it was in the hearts of the brave men and women who first stood up against the powerful forces of their day. We will never stop!”

Oscar Moran - 42nd LULAC National President
“On this 93rd anniversary, may we be reminded of LULAC’s duty to continue to be the voice of freedom and the values upon which our nation was founded. During my tenure as president, being called upon by the White House to provide counsel or share insights about our community was a tremendous honor, but also a heavy responsibility I took very seriously. LULAC can and must continue to be the voice of thoughtful reason and an arbiter of truth and fairness without partisanship or bias. Our legacy will only endure when we abide by the principles of democracy based upon the laws and the will of the people.”

Belen Robles - 45th LULAC National President
“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the League for more than half a century and been elected as the first woman to lead LULAC as national president. Marking our 93rd anniversary means that our work is not yet done. We can and must continue to push for justice and opportunities as well as assume the duties of our democracy to be involved wherever we live. May we be united in our commitment and may our strength come from our love of serving those least able to defend themselves. I congratulate LULAC for continuing to be the civil rights beacon of light and hope in America.”

Hector Flores - 47th LULAC National President
“This occasion is very significant to me because my own life is deeply rooted in Texas where the difficult and dangerous conditions compelled our ancestors to take action and gave rise to the birth of LULAC. Many of us have worked in those same Texas cotton fields our forebearers did. We have trodden down the long dusty roads they walked organizing our community and entered the public school buildings they were not allowed to in their lifetimes. These experiences have seared into my very soul why LULAC was born and why its purpose is still as vital today. Que Viva LULAC and may the spirit of service and advocacy continue for years to come!”

Rosa Rosales - 48th LULAC National President
“Congratulations LULAC on 93 years of service to our people. I am proud to be a Mexican-American woman who stood up and said, I will speak out for our community; not for more but neither will we accept less! Latina women are still fighting to have equity and equality in the workplace because they are the lowest paid compared to white men doing the same job. Increasingly, Latinas are victims of domestic abuse and a judicial system that does not protect them. Also, they must have the right to make their own health choices. LULAC has been here for nine decades and will be here for generations to come as long as there are Latinos championing equality and civil rights for our veterans, children, seniors, and LGBTQ loved ones.”

Margaret Moran - 49th LULAC National President
“Education and public service have been my life’s passion, taught to me by my beloved mother, and these are cornerstones of LULAC which I celebrate on this 93rd anniversary. Serving as one of only three women in our organization’s history instilled in me the deepest sense of pride that we can use our lives and God-given talents to be an example for other Latinas to follow. Ninety-three years can seem like a long time but being the daughter of a centenarian has taught me, years are fleeting so we must do everything we can to use each and every day for good and with purpose. This is the mission of LULAC.”

Roger Rocha - 50th LULAC National President
“I am humbled and honored to have been elected LULAC’s 50th national leader and be here to witness this milestone in the history of the organization I love and respect. Leadership is always fraught with risk, especially when you are the captain at the helm of a vessel in a storm. Yet, LULAC has taught us that courage in our convictions and perseverance of purpose are among the true traits when we assume great responsibilities. This is what LULAC has done over 93-years and I am certain will continue to be known for in the decades to come. I salute LULAC on this auspicious occasion.”

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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/

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