LULAC Calls For Increased Economic Support For Latinos

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President Domingo Garcia and LULAC National CEO Sindy Benavides reacted to new data from a Washington Post poll that found Hispanic Americans are nearly twice as likely to have lost their jobs amid coronavirus shutdowns. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Latino unemployment rate spiked to nearly 19% meaning more than 4 million Latinos are unemployed – nearly one in every five.

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LULAC Condemns Congress’ Failure to Support Communities of Color

The League of United Latin American (LULAC), wrote a letter to Members of Congress condemning their lack of attention to small and medium-sized businesses owned by people of color in H.R. 266 the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill was passed by the Senate yesterday and a vote is expected in the House of Representatives in the next few days.

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LULAC calls for comprehensive Pandemic Response Plan

Latino communities and all communities of color in the U.S. are being affected disproportionately by the spread of coronavirus. How the government responds will impact the Latino community for years to come and set a precedent for how the U.S Government responds during times of crisis and how it deals with the exigent needs of underserved communities of color. LULAC is calling for a comprehensive 15 steps Pandemic Response Plan.

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LULAC statement on $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill

The legislation being negotiated in the Senate is a step in the right direction to alleviate the economic hardships for millions of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are concerned about the farmworkers, undocumented workers, and legal residents who need to get help also.

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