All Press Releases

Jun 19, 2018

Civil Rights Leaders Slam Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Children from Their Families at Southern U.S. Border, Demand End to Devastating Policy

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Darren Soto (D-FL), Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and a broad spectrum of civil rights leaders held a press conference at the Capitol calling on the Trump administration and U.S. Attorney General Sessions to immediately cease the separation of children and their families at the U.S. border ....

Jun 19, 2018

A Message to LULAC Brothers & Sisters

Washington, D.C. - Today, a historic moment is taking place in Washington, DC where one of the largest and more powerful coalitions of Black and Latino leaders is uniting on behalf of the thousands of migrant children separated from their families along our Southern Border and now being held in detention centers against their will. ....

Jun 12, 2018

LULAC Stands with Domestic Violence Victims Here and Around the World

Washington, D.C. - The following is a statement from Sindy Benavides, Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO for LULAC. "For centuries, governments and societies have ignored the plight and conditions of abused women. In recent years, our laws and international standards of human rights ....

Jun 6, 2018

Supreme Court Ruling Limited in Scope

Washington, D.C. - The League of United Latin American Citizens maintains that the Supreme Court decision which favored a bakery owner’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a gay couple, leaves a far larger question unanswered of whether businesses should be required to be open for all ....

May 31, 2018

LULAC Calls for End to Family Separation

Washington, D.C. - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) describes this week’s published revelations about nearly 1,500 immigrant children being held in government custody and not with their parents a glimpse into a far larger crisis facing thousands of recent arrivals in the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America....

May 31, 2018

New Harvard Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Deaths 73 Times Greater than Reported

Washington, D.C. - Researchers with Harvard University have set the death toll from the devastating storm at 4,675, not the 64 reported by emergency officials and attribute the higher count to a failure in the government’s response following the disaster....

May 23, 2018

Forbes Magazine Features LULAC Executive

Washington, D.C. -Sindy Benavides, LULAC COO and Acting CEO has been named by the global business media company as one of a select group of women in America igniting Latinos into action for a decisive vote this Fall.....

May 17, 2018

LULAC Statement on Santa Fe High School Tragedy

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, ten people were killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The 17-year-old suspected gunman is in custody....

May 17, 2018

LULAC Denounces President Trump’s Remarks Calling Undocumented Immigrants “Animals”

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, President Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as “animals” during a White House meeting with California leaders who oppose sanctuary city policies....

Apr 20, 2018

LULAC, NAACP and the Rodriguez Plaintiffs To Stand before the U.S. Supreme Court

Abbott v. Perez No. 17-586, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:00 a.m......

Apr 19, 2018

LULAC Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

On Tuesday, April 17th former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, passed as her husband George H. W. Bush sat by her side holding her hand.....

Apr 4, 2018

LULAC Rejects Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, President Trump stated that he plans to deploy the military to the U.S.-Mexico border. Congress has not authorized or approved a budget for Trump’s plan.....

Mar 27, 2018

Census Citizenship Question is Direct Attack on Communities of Color

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Commerce Department announced that a question of citizenship would be added in the 2020 U.S. Censusl....

Mar 14, 2018

LULAC Responds to 5th Circuit Court Ruling on Senate Bill 4

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans overturned a ruling by a San Antonio federal judge that found portions of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) unconstitutional....

Mar 8, 2018

LULAC Statement on International Women’s Day

Washington, D.C. – Today marks International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. As one of the first national Latino civil rights organization in the country, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) continues its commitment to empower Latinas and close gender gaps...

Mar 2, 2018

LULAC Response to FCC Small Cell Deployment, Streamlining Order from Commissioner Carr

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an effort to streamline the historical and environmental processes that govern deployment of small cell mobile networks..

Mar 2, 2018

LULAC and Televisa Foundation Partner Together to Provide an Interactive Technology Symposium for Underserved Middle School Girls in Arizona

Tucson, Arizona - The Televisa Foundation has partnered with the LULAC Institute to launch TECHNOLOchicas (TC) LiFT program in Arizona. ..

Feb 26, 2018

LULAC National Board Appoints Sindy Benavides as New Chief Operating Officer

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, February 16th, the LULAC National Board unanimously voted to appoint Sindy Benavides as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of LULAC, effective immediately. ..

Feb 21, 2018

Legal Team Led by LULAC and David Boies File Lawsuits Challenging Winner-Take-All Approach to Selecting Electors in Presidential Elections

Lawsuits filed in four states on behalf of multiple plaintiffs, including LULAC Texas, LULAC California and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld..

Feb 17, 2018

Statement from LULAC National Board

Washington, D.C. – At the National Board meeting today, the LULAC National Board of Directors adopted a motion of no confidence against Roger Rocha, Jr., its National President.....

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