LULAC and Univision to Launch "Acción por la Educación!"
October 30, 2013
Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta at lulac.org, (202) 812-4477
The Effort Will Raise Awareness on Education Issues Important to the Latino Community
Washington, D.C. — Today, LULAC and Univision will raise awareness on the importance of college readiness with the launch of "Acción por la Educación!" The effort will be focused on helping parents understand the critical role that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) plays in ensuring students are well prepared for college upon high school graduation.
“By partnering with Univision, we’re able to expand our reach to the Latino community and inform more parents about the importance of CCSS,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran.
In order to be more informed of the educational standards, parents are encouraged to download LULAC’s CCSS fact sheets by going to www.LULAC.org/commoncore and by taking Univision's education pledge.
I pledge to:
- Inform myself about the new Common Core State Standards
- Discuss the initiative with my friends, family, and neighbors
- Talk with teachers and ask them how I can help at home
- Help with meetings at the School Board and find out what support the school gives
- Explain to my child how to prepare him/herself for college
To help galvanize support for the event, members and supporters can tweet using the hashtag #AccionPorLaEducacion and can use the sample messages below:
- Este 30 de Octubre, únete al movimiento con @LULAC que está cambiando la educación en nuestro país. 1.uni.vi/019is #AccionPorLaEducacion
- Únete al movimiento en el día de la ¡Acción por la Educación! 30 de Octubre 1.uni.vi/019is #AccionPorLaEducacion @LULAC
- Me comprometo a tomar ¡Acción por la Educación! 30 de Octubre 1.uni.vi/019is #AccionPorLaEducacion @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 900 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