LULAC Elects Texas Civil Rights Lawyer to National President
Phoenix, AZ - Domingo Garcia, a practicing civil rights attorney from Dallas, Texas and lifetime social justice advocate who pledged to make immigration reform, assistance for veterans and seniors plus tuition-free higher education his top priorities was elected LULAC National President today at the organization’s 89th Annual Convention.
“This is the moment in our nation’s history when we must confront and overcome the greatest challenges facing our country to ensure that justice and liberty rings true for all, not just some,” stated Garcia. “We must never forget that the greatness of our union has been forged from the strengths of all immigrants who arrived upon our shores and the price to maintain our freedoms has been redeemed with their blood, sacrifice and lives,” he added.
Garcia is a former Texas lawmaker who served as the youngest Mayor Pro Tem ever elected in one of America’s largest cities and author of the state’s DACA laws, the first in the nation and the template for the DACA protections enacted through Executive Order by President Barack Obama.
“It is up to us now as the fastest growing community in the United States to mobilize, register to vote and have our voices heard at the ballot box, both this November during the critical mid-terms and in 2020 when we decide what kind of an America we want for our future and that of generations that will follow,” stated Garcia
Garcia outlined his platform which includes growing the membership, expanding the organization’s budget to $20-million to support local LULAC Council programs and increased emphasis on developing the youth, young adult and collegiate components to ensure their future opportunities.
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 1000 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 www.LULAC.org.