LULAC Applauds Boston Mayor's Stand Against Trump

July 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – LULAC National President, Roger Rocha, issued the following statement applauding Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh for his stance in support of Latinos.

"LULAC commends Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh for demanding that Trump apologize to the Latino community before trying to develop new hotels in the city of Boston. The disparaging remarks made by Trump of immigrants have been denounced by civil rights organizations, politicians from both sides of the isle and corporations, many of which have severed their business ties with Trump. LULAC commends Mayor Walsh for his courageous stance. As an accomplished advocate for working people and a son of immigrants, Mayor Walsh understands the many challenges faced by immigrants who come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves and their children. The immigrant community certainly does not deserve to be the target of disparaging remarks by a politician pandering to his disconnected base. LULAC appreciates Mayor Walsh for standing up for the Latino community."

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 www.lulac.org.

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