Before the election, LULAC and our partners had predicted that a record 12 million Latino voters would cast their ballots in the 2012 Presidential race and, based upon exist polling, our prediction has been validated.
The Latinos for a Secure Retirement coalition (LSR) has joined the National Senior Citizen Law Center (NSCLC) to call for needed updates to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. SSI was signed into law 40 years ago on Oct. 30th, 1972 by President Richard Nixon to provide subsistence-level income to low income people over the age of 65 or with severe disabilities.
El martes, 23 de octubre, líderes latinos nacionales representando al Movimiento Hispano – coordinado por la Federación Hispana, la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC), y el Consejo Laboral para el Avance de los Latinoamericanos (LCLAA) – anunciaron sus esfuerzos dirigidos a conseguir y aglutinar los votantes hispanos en la Florida para las elecciones presidenciales.
National Latino leaders representing Movimiento Hispano – coordinated by Hispanic Federation, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) – announced efforts aimed at turning out Florida’s Hispanic voters for the upcoming Presidential Election.
In support of its health education initiative, Latinos Living Healthy with the support of Walmart, the health festival gathered over 3,000 people from across San Antonio for a variety of fun physical activity, access to nutritious and affordable foods and entertainment by Trio Ellas and Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández.
Today, on Capitol Hill LULAC held an immigration summit that included a plenary discussion along with a series of strategy sessions where 200 attendees, policy leaders, community advocates engaged in a robust dialogue. The sessions also produced recommendations for ensuring the immigration, asylum, and naturalization processes respect the dignity of the individual, and reflect our nation’s commitment to human and civil rights.
LULAC supports the decision by the Obama Administration to designate the California home of labor leader César E. Chávez as a national monument for the world renowned migrant leader who pioneered the struggle for labor rights in the United States.
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, LULAC is again partnering with the cable television industry to pay tribute to the powerful and positive influence of Hispanics in America by shining a spotlight on compelling Hispanic-themed programming and movies. This is the second year for the partnership’s Hispanic Heritage On Demand initiative.
Submit your unique family history - how did your family settle in the U.S.? Profiles along with photographs submitted will be captured in the next edition of the LULAC News. Also, each week a story will be shared with our membership.
Today, the three judges of the Federal District Court, in Washington DC, unanimously declared that the Texas Congressional plan drawn by a Republican Texas Legislature would have a discriminatory and retrogressive impact against minorities and affirmed that all three maps, the Congressional, State House of Representatives, and the State Senate, to be in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Hoy el tribunal federal en Washington DC dictaminó que los nuevos mapas de votación que dibujó la Legislatura Republicana de Tejas contienen discriminación y retrogresión contra las minorías. El tribunal afirmó que los tres mapas, los del Congreso, de la Cámara de Diputados del Estado de Tejas, y del Senado del Estado de Tejas, violan la Quinta Sección de la ley federal Derecho del Voto.
Hoy, un tribunal federal derogó la ley de identificación de Texas, diciendo que en Texas los votantes que son minorías son más probables de ser pobres y de enfrentar una carga más grande en cumplir con el requisito de identificación fotográfica. La ley restringe los derechos electorales de las minorías.
LULAC supports the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to block most of Alabama and Georgia’s anti-immigrant laws since they would support a state-sponsored culture of blatant intolerance that would criminalize immigrants. Read more to find details.