LULAC Wishes Moms
Feliz Día De Las Madres

Three LULAC National Presidents Share Their Personal Message

“Sometimes in the darkest of days, it may seem like the sun will never shine again. And yet, that is when we learn to appreciate a beautiful day more than ever. On this Mother’s Day 2020 during the pandemic, I am more appreciative than ever of the role nuestras madres have in keeping our familias feeling safe, loved and nurtured. I know we love them more than ever and are thankful to God for our mothers, whether they are still with us or with us in our memories and souls. I am also reminded of the privilege of having served as the first woman elected to National President of LULAC and for other women who have achieved important leadership roles within an organization we each love and respect. LULAC is our maternal example of defending millions of its children, now 60 million strong throughout the United States. We are one community and must remind ourselves and others of the need to continue defending those whose voice cries out for help during these difficult days. Thank you to each and every member and may this Mother’s Day mark the beginning of the road to our nation’s recovery and may God Bless America.”
Siempre Con Ustedes,
Belen Robles

On this Mother’s Day, I think of Ramona Mora Salazar, my mother and the woman who inspired me to act on this world of indifference to our community. It was her legacy of leadership in La Union Fraternal Latina Americana, as Presidenta de Festejos, that has left a lasting impression on myself and my five sisters. She never took her eyes off her mission to serve her community. I still remember how she would call me to take her to the voting polls, she did not know how to drive. The most important part of that legacy is how she involved us in all her community activities. She did it for her children and other families with great sacrifice and determination. That is also the spirit de nuestras mujeres de LULAC that has stayed with me throughout my service from the local council level to National President. The women of our great organization are working at every level fighting for education, health care, veterans, seniors, other women and so much more. El trabajo nunca se acaba. That’s why for me Mother’s Day is always a time to be thankful for the strength and courage Hispanic women are showing through some very hard times right now. Whether they are waiting as refugees at the border, living inside a detention center, a jail cell or trying to raise their families alone, they have my respetos. Yes, may the thoughts and memories of all mothers be like gold today. Feliz Dia De Las Madres a todas las madres y sus familias y que celebren las memorias de oro de sus madres.
Con Todo Cariño
Rosa Rosales

“The message that I wish to convey to my fellow LULAC members on this Mother’s Day is of hope and optimism that we will come out of this period of time, a stronger community and a nation with a strong spirit ready for the future. In our families, mothers are often the first to get up and the last to retire for the evening. Mothers also perform the delicate task of raising families and maintaining a career. An added challenge is educating their children at home while facing a serious pandemic in this country while a great number also face the prospect of sudden unemployment and financial hardship; witness the long lines at the food banks. Yet, I am confident that women are rising to confront these daily challenges as we always have, placing a smile on our face even as inside, we are quietly carrying the load of worry for what may yet be ahead. For this, I salute all the doctors, nurses, teachers and first responders for their work during this difficult time. The privilege of being elected as National President of LULAC while my own mother, Carmen Guzman, who this year celebrates her 100th birthday watched on, was one of the most gratifying moments of our lives together. I will never forget the joy we shared, not just for ourselves, but for every mother and every woman in that assembly hall. Also, it was her words of encouragement and love that carried me through both the opportunities as well as the challenges faced as a leader of LULAC and the confidence she instilled in me since I was a little girl. ‘You can do anything you want hija’, she would tell me and today I say to all mothers, thank you for being that voice of si se puede to your sons and daughters.”
Feliz Día de las Madres,
Margaret Moran

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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