Welcome Message from LULAC National CEO
Dear LULAC Members, Colleagues & Friends,
For more than 92 years, LULAC's founding purpose remains the same: to advance, protect and defend Latinos across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
My warmest thank you for joining us in the middle of a pandemic when nothing feels or seems normal. With the theme, All for One & One for All: United in Action to Transform America, the LULAC Virtual Summit is bringing together top leaders in business, government, and civic sectors to discuss the issues affecting Latinos for a high-impact event reaching a vast and diverse audience.
We will discuss key issues including how diversity, equity & inclusion must include Latinos, contributions of Latinos in our military and long history of safeguarding our democracy, protecting our voting rights, establishing a long term solution to accessing broadband, the challenges facing our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, our collective push for gender equity, access to quality health care, education amid COVID-19, the outlook for immigration reform, continuing the struggle for full LGBTQ rights, the role of financial literacy in empowering Latino and much more.
As we look ahead, let’s remember our proud LULAC legacy for the next millennium. We celebrate that history and challenge ourselves to now set our sights on the future. Together, we will harness potential and ensure that our communities understand their power to organize and advocate to create change for a more equitable future. We lock arms with partners and allies, and continue to demand that our workers have access to free COVID-19 testing, treatment and protections in the workplace. As important, we demand that Latinos not be treated as second class citizens and that our workforce in the public and private sector represents our communities at all levels including boards and elected office.
Join us, get to know your fellow LULAC members virtually and map out your actions and plans as we advance the agenda of the Latino community. Our greatest weapon of civil disobedience is to uplift our voices and commit to take action. Let us continue the LULAC spirit of service: “All for One, and One for all.”
Together We Rise,
Sindy M. Benavides
LULAC National Chief Executive Officer