LULAC Gathers With Let My People Vote Rally In Austin
Texas Chapter of Nation’s Leading Latino Civil Rights Organization Adds Its Voice and Support for Voters’ Rights
SAN ANTONIO, TX - The largest state delegation of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued a statement in conjunction with the Let My People Vote Rally being held outside at the Texas State Capitol. The event is part of Texas Impact, created to put faith into action, and includes the Texas chapters of the League of Women Voters, NAACP, and LULAC.
“Texas LULAC declares loudly and proudly, PRESENTE!” says Rodolfo Rosales, Jr., Texas LULAC State Director. “We are joyful, empowered, and undeterred in our fight for freedom from voter suppression. We gather with the great Black, Latino leaders of faith and others from throughout Texas in proclaiming that our day is here for all to witness. We will not be held back from exercising our God-given right to be heard and be counted. Texas LULAC brothers and sisters, along with our myriad supporters and allies urge all Texans to uphold our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights and support the liberty our lives, work, and sacrifice have earned us,” adds Rosales.
Also attending from Washington, DC is Sindy Benavides, LULAC National Chief Executive Officer, who says, “Texas Impact and Let My People Vote are vital to the voters of this state and our entire country. The voices of its members and supporters are from many backgrounds, walks of life, and experiences. Yet, we are here and stand together in solidarity as a living testament to America that the right to vote is a cornerstone of democracy in our Republic. Our presence is a reminder to those who are attempting to compromise and weaken our freedoms. No pretext nor any uncorroborated allegations of voter fraud are grounds for wholesale changes that will do lasting harm.”
Linda Chavez, LULAC National Board Member and Vice-President for the Southwest is a longtime supporter of Latino leadership for social justice. “My focus is encouraging the next generation of Latinas to become our future elected officials in Texas and elsewhere. That can only be accomplished if the electoral process is fair and transparent. What we cannot and must not allow is partisan legislation that denies either candidates or voters their equal opportunity to be included. Every American who values the precious and sacred meaning of our elections, irrespective of party affiliation, has a duty to stand up and speak out against those who threaten this fundamental right.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic 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 the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/