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Nation's Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization Expresses Gratitude to Its Members, Staff, Corporate Sponsors, and Community Allies for Uplifting the Lives of Millions

November 23, 2023
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As we gather around tables with family and friends, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) extends its heartfelt gratitude on this Thanksgiving Day. In a nation woven together by the threads of diversity, we reflect upon the privilege to serve, advocate, and celebrate the strength found in our unity.

"On this Thanksgiving, LULAC is proud of its powerful and long 95-year history defending the rights of Jose y Maria across the United States and Puerto Rico," says LULAC National President Domingo Garcia. "We pledge to continue defending the rights of Latino men, women, and children who aspire to the full freedoms, rights, and hopes of America. We will never abandon them and we thank the LULAC family that serves them daily," he adds.

In the Northeast, LULAC has been a steadfast advocate for justice, urging an end to the illegal profiling of Latino drivers in wealthy suburbs. Additionally, the organization has championed the cause of housing for newly arrived refugees from Latin America, providing sanctuary for those fleeing danger and despair.

In Florida, LULAC has led the charge against vicious attacks targeting Latino immigrants, particularly in response to unprecedented and hateful legislation under Governor Ron DeSantis. The organization has spoken out against attempts to distort the telling of history involving Latinos in the United States within our schools and universities.

In Washington State, LULAC has secured critical legal victories protecting the right to vote for Latinos. Simultaneously, the organization has been a staunch supporter of the aspirations of Latino youths dreaming of careers or professions through higher learning.

In California,LULAC has raised its voice against the unfair treatment of Latino workers, stood shoulder to shoulder with Latino professors and students in higher education, and advocated for increased funding in our communities toward housing and job training.

In Texas and the Southwest, LULAC has strongly denounced the folly of $5.21 billion in taxpayers' money used for Operation Lone Star along with the inhumane treatment of refugees at the US-Mexico border, fought back against laws targeting Latino voters, and denial of representation through unfair at-large elections.

In the Midwest, LULAC has championed the right of Latinos in middle-class communities to be included in economic planning and programs and demanded reforms and enforcement of stronger labor laws to prevent child labor from being used in dangerous job sites, including meat packing plants.

Also, in Washington, DC, LULAC members descended on Capitol Hill. They stepped up the fight, demanding fair treatment for America's deported veterans and the repatriation of all who have been exiled.

"LULAC honors the men and women working in the fields to put the vegetables on our Thanksgiving table," says Garcia. "So too, those who work in meatpacking plants to bring the turkey and ham to our tables. LULAC fought to get farmworkers better working conditions and rights; we went into the meatpacking plants to demand and get safe COVID protection for our essential workers. To them and their families, we say thank you!"

Happy Thanksgiving from the League of United Latin American Citizens. May the spirit of gratitude and unity guide us as we continue our quest toward a more just and inclusive America.




The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC's programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/