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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a political advocacy group for Latinos in the United States. Founded in 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas, LULAC is the nation's oldest Hispanic advocacy organization. According to its website, LULAC has "approximately 115,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico," which it claims also makes it the nation's largest Hispanic organization. The current president is Rosa Rosales. The last president was Hector M. Flores. Advocacy is the act of arguing on behalf of a particular issue, idea or person. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Nueces, San Patricio Government  - Mayor Henry Garrett Area  - City 460. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ...

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LULAC was the lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Hernandez v. Texas. In its landmark decision, the Warren court decided that Mexican Americans were a distinct ethnic group and were thus guaranteed equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Argentine Americans are raised and educated citizens of the United States although not all U.S born, from the southeast South American nation of Argentina. ... // Bolivia, the only landlocked country in the Western Hemisphere, is home to almost eight million people. ... Chilean Americans are a group of 68,849 people who emigrated from Chile and their descendants. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... A Dominican American or Dominican-York [2] is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to the United States. ... 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According to the LULAC website,

"The mission of LULAC is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.". Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ...

Ezequiel D. Salinas was a national LULAC president, the first person from heavily Hispanic Laredo, Texas, to head the organization. During the 1940s and 1950s, he worked to establish LULAC chapters in parts of Texas where none had previously existed. He was an early advocate of civil rights for Mexican Americans. Ezequiel David Salinas, Sr. ... Nickname: Location of Laredo in Texas Coordinates: , Country State County Webb Settled 1755 Government  - Type Mayor / City Manager  - Mayor Raul G. Salinas  - City Manager Carlos R. Villarreal Area  - City 84. ...


Notable supporters

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See also

For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... National Association of Latino Elected Officials aka NALEO External links http://www. ... The four-letter abbreviation may refer to: National Center for Lesbian Rights National Council of La Raza This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The American G.I. Forum (AGIF) is a Congressionally-chartered Mexican American veterans and civil rights organization. ...

External links

  • LULAC website

References

Further reading

Benjamin Marquez, 1993. LULAC: The Evolution of a Mexican American Political Organization. (Austin: University of Texas Press).

  • Craig Kaplowitz, LULAC: Mexican Americans and National Policy (Texas A&M University Press, 2005). ISBN 978-1585443888

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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest organization of Hispanic Americans in the United States.
Mexican Americans were not permitted to use public accommodations used by Anglos such as drinking fountains, or to be served in Anglo restaurants, hotels, or theaters.
LULAC is well positioned to continue the fight to decrease discrimination and racism and to give Latinos increased access to better homes and to education, jobs, and health services.
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The League of United American Citizens (LULAC) is the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in the United States.
These new citizens were systematically discriminated against, denied voting rights, excluded from decent jobs or a good education and subjected to unprovoked physical violence.
LULAC will continue to work with our fellow Hispanic citizens until the only place to find poverty, ignorance and discrimination is in the history books.
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