What types of activities or events does the LULAC sponsor?
Our programming focuses on the following key areas: civic participation, civil rights, economic development, education, health, housing, immigration, leadership, public service, technology, women, youth, young adults, and the 50+ demographic. Each of these issues offers unique challenges and opportunities.
Why is LULAC important?
LULAC created the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF). The legal arm of the Latino community. LULAC reached the 2,000 household unit mark which provides housing to low income persons.
What is LULAC stand for?
The League of United Latin American Citizens
The League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country. LULAC is a volunteer-based organization that empowers Latinos and builds strong Latino communities.
What legislation does LULAC support?
LULAC supports passing the Equality Act and other legislation aimed at addressing LGBT bullying in schools such as the Student Safety Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act.
Who was the founder of LULAC?
Pedro Hernandez Barrera
Maria L. de Hernández
League of United Latin American Citizens/Founders
What issues does LULAC support?
LULAC programming focuses on the following key areas: civic participation, civil rights, economic development, education, health, housing, immigration, leadership, public service, technology, women, youth, young adults, and the 50+ demographic. Each of these issues offers unique challenges and opportunities.
Who supports LULAC?
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
How did LULAC help the civil rights movement?
In 1945, a California LULAC Council successfully sued to integrate the Orange County School System, which had been segregated on the grounds that Mexican children were “more poorly clothed and mentally inferior to white children.” Additionally, in 1954, LULAC brought another landmark case, Hernandez vs.
How did LULAC challenge segregation in public schools?
LULAC challenged segregation in public schools by bring lawsuits against the government when Latin American children did not receive a fair and equal…
What is the LULAC convention?
Make History: The LULAC Convention is an exciting, history-making convention, because it convenes the national delegates of LULAC to discuss issues, set policies, and elect the organization’s national leaders. For this reason, the LULAC Convention is covered by national and local media.
Why donate to LULAC?
In addition, all proceeds support LULAC’s mission, which is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. 93 Years of Building Power & Transforming Communities Across America!
What is the National Hispanic Leadership Convention?
It is the only convention in which participants representing Hispanic communities from across the country determine the positions and strategies of a national Latino organization.