LULAC Supports the Establishment of Smithsonian Museum Dedicated to Latino History and Culture

June 15, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced legislation titled National Museum of the American Latino Act that would authorize the Smithsonian Institution to create a museum honoring American Latinos. He joins Senator Menendez in the fight to establish a Smithsonian museum dedicated to Latino history and culture.

In response, LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. issued the following statement:

“Latinos are the largest ethnic group in the United States and are an indisputable part of American history. We must honor their significant contributions to our country and ensure that future generations have a central place to learn about those contributions. We are proud to support the effort to establish a Smithsonian museum that spotlights Latinos as a significant part of America’s fabric and that celebrates our nation’s rich multiculturalism.”


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

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