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Posted by admin on 2010/8/3 14:20:00 (997 reads)

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country announces the win of Margaret Moran at the LULAC general assembly and election of officers on Saturday, July 17th in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the conclusion of the convention with a landslide victory. Margaret campaigned and carried every state and Puerto Rico.

 

“We made history on Saturday,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “I am honored to serve in this role. LULAC is a non-partisan organization that consists of people from all walks of life and perspectives. Our organization must move forward by continuing to recruit and inspire youth and young adults to participate.  We provide them with the resources to become leaders and have many members that are outstanding models and mentors.”

 

Moran has more than three decades working for LULAC’s mission.  2008 to the present she served as the LULAC National Parliamentarian, 2004-2008, National Vice President for Women, 2001-2004, State Director, LNESC-SA Co-Founder, 1999-2001, Deputy State Director,  and Council President #4421 in 1985. She has been involved in the community since 1970.

 

Moran said, “We must unite – that is what LULAC is all about. I want to see unity in this organization, bringing all our talent and leadership together to make a difference. At the end of the day, we are here for a common cause, to promote civil rights.

 

It is the first time a husband and wife both served as national president of the organization and the third woman in 81 years to hold this position. The first woman president was Belen Robles and the second to hold the position was Rosa Rosales.

 

Margaret’s vision includes the following:

  • A 100% expansion of LULAC Councils in every university across the nation with a significant Latino enrollment and supporting their issues.
  • Targeting growth of LULAC in under-represented areas.
  • Support of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, effective health care reform, the Dream Act, worker’s rights, addressing social justice and human rights issues.
  • Increasing ongoing efforts for Women’s issues.
  • Funding a mentoring program for LULAC youth and young adults.
  • Expanding financial resources and funding for new educational programs.
  • Appointments of regional LULAC leadership training coordinators.
  • Establishing regional summits for grass roots membership participation.
  • Implementation of LULAC’s five-year strategic plan.
  • Engaging members and listening to their ideas.
  • Restoring the LULAC reserve fund.
  • Spearheading an aggressive LULAC building fund.
Posted by admin on 2010/8/3 14:00:00 (803 reads)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The leader of the nation's largest Hispanic rights group has a message for senators and congressmen on comprehensive immigration reform.

Rosa Rosales says the League of United Latin American Citizens will aggressively target anyone in Congress who isn't supporting reform efforts.

Rosales spoke Friday during a panel town hall on immigration reform at the organization's national convention in Albuquerque. She drew applause and cheers with a call for LULAC members to hold their elected officials accountable on immigration reform.

Rosales pounded her fist on a podium and urged delegates to organize voter registration drives. She says if elected officials don't support LULAC's effort, "they're going to be shaking in their boots" because she says comprehensive immigration reform is coming.

Posted by admin on 2010/7/15 0:50:00 (976 reads)

Albuquerque, NM  - “We would like to congratulate President Barack Obama for his renewed focus on immigration reform,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “The President reassures us that he is committed to its passage. It is imperative that Congress and the Obama administration once and for all deliver comprehensive immigration reform. Poll after poll has shown that the majority of Americans support its passage. We hope to have a bipartisan approach from both houses of Congress.”

LULAC National Legal Advisor Luis Vera and head counsel on LULAC’s lawsuit filed Friday against the Arizona law said at a press conference today, “SB1070 has brought national attention to the immigration crisis. It shamefully preys on a broken immigration system and throws the door wide open to racial profiling. As a nation, we cannot have each state decide how to implement immigration laws. The Department of Justice is taking an essential step to maintain federal authority over immigration controls and enforcement, and we hope that the courts will make the right call.”

 

LULAC launched the Unite Arizona Campaign, with over 40 organizations nationwide supporting its efforts, immediately after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law. The proposed law requires state, county, and municipal employees to ascertain the immigration status of a person if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is unlawfully present in the U.S. It also subjects local governments and their personnel to lawsuits by any resident who feels that the new law is not being enforced sufficiently.
LULAC a a meeting today with Linda Chavez-Thompson, Vice Chair of The Democratic National Committee, reiterated its actions to resolve the problem, some of which include:

  • Supporting Arizona boycott
  • Filing a class action lawsuit that alleges that Arizona’s training materials violate federal law
  • Registering voter outreach initiatives in the state of Arizona to offset the under-representation
  • Asking President Obama to pass comprehensive immigration reform or to pass a down payment approach with DREAM Act and Ag Jobs now
  • A moratorium on deportations and temporary protective status until a bill is passed


LULAC after a meeting with President Barack Obama last week, is placing immigration reform and related issues at the top of its agenda during its annual national conference taking place this week in Albuquerque. . “Although states may exercise their police power in a manner that has an incidental or indirect effect on aliens, a state may not establish its own immigration policy or enforce state laws in a manner that interferes with the federal immigration laws,” added Vera. “The Constitution and the federal immigration laws do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local immigration policies throughout the country.”

Posted by admin on 2010/6/28 23:40:00 (1959 reads)

LULAC National President met with President Obama today at the White House

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens National President Rosa Rosales issued the following statement after meeting with President Obama today:

“We would like to congratulate President Obama for addressing a group of grassroots and labor leaders today on the importance of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The President reassures us that he is committed to passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Our country needs immigration reform that improves the efficiency of our legal immigration system and enables hardworking and rule-abiding immigrants to remain with their families and fully contribute to their communities.

We need to continue to put pressure on Congress to get it done in a bipartisan fashion.

Americans in poll after poll show that they support immigration reform that fixes our immigration system while requiring those who are here without documentation to pay extra taxes, pass background checks, and get on a path toward legalization.

LULAC praises the President’s efforts being done on getting a Comprehensive Immigration bill passed.”

Posted by admin on 2010/6/28 14:10:00 (792 reads)

The 2010 LULAC Ohio Convention was a total success. 

 

Several members and friends of LULAC participated in this event full of educational workshops and honored by presence of many elected officials and government representatives. Among them, Congressman Steve Driehaus, Dr. Venita Kelley, Special Representative for the Governor for Closing the Achievement Gap, State of Ohio, Ohio Chief Justice Eric Brown. The keynote speaker was Judge Keila Cosme.

 

   

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