In a statement issued just hours after the passing of pioneer Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, LULAC national leaders…
LULAC Ohio and the NAACP announce the beginning of a new collaborative journey, A Black and Brown Agenda for Equity in Ohio. In memory of John Lewis, we will collectively work to address Equity for Black and Brown and other marginalized communities in Ohio. We hope you join us in the Spirit of John Lewis to not be afraid to make “Good Trouble,” necessary trouble for equity in Ohio.
Army Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales will have his record cleared of desertion and his family may now lay him to rest with full military honors. The 24-year old soldier went missing in August and when he didn’t report to duty, he was placed on AWOL status, then declared a deserter. Ten months later, only after LULAC began demanding answers into his case and that of Vanessa Guillen, military investigators intensified their efforts and found his remains in a shallow grave not far from the base.
LULAC Ohio shares its deepest condolences at the passing of the beloved Congressman John Lewis. He is remembered as a “Titan of the Civil Rights”, a UNITER of the Human Family, not afraid to make. Our hearts are saddened, and our spirits embolden by his Call to Action, when we see something that is wrong or injustice, we have a moral obligation to Say something …to Do something!
Across the Nation, during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders at State and local levels have been mostly left alone to fend for themselves in dealing with this health and humanitarian crisis. While some State governors where prompt to react, others didn’t take it seriously enough and people are now suffering the consequences of early inactions. LULAC Ohio stands with our National President Domingo Garcias’ recent Call to Action for the Texas and Florida governors, local, State and National legislators to Act NOW to save lives.
This is a sad and painful time for Vanessa’s family and the community and we grieve with them in the loss of this beloved daughter, sister and brave soldier. On behalf of LULAC, we want to tell Gloria, Vanessa’s mother and Mayra, her sister, that we will not rest until a full investigation is conducted by the military and changes are made so that this never happens to another soldier.
LULAC has launched a public campaigned called #LaQuieroViva in support of missing Latino soldier Vanesa Guillén and her family. Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old soldier, was last seen on April 22 in a parking lot on the Fort Hood Army Base in central Texas and her family is demanding answers about her disappearance.
The Supreme Court of the United States declared that the Trump’s administration attempt to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, was arbitrary and capricious, and therefore, invalid. The court’s decision protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of young immigrants known as DREAMERS.
On Monday, June 15 the LGBTQ community took a step forward in the protection of their civil rights. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal Civil Rights ACT from the 1960s protects gay and transgender workers against discrimination. As the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization LULAC celebrates this amazing victory, with the additional joy that it takes place during the commemoration of PRIDE month.
As the oldest and largest national Latino civil rights organization, LULAC is deeply outraged by the long and troubling history of police brutality in the United States and which recent cases have once again awakened our social consciousness. LULAC stands united in action with Black Lives Matter. The pain and sheer injustice that Black communities experience day in and day out cannot be ignored any longer. It must stop now!