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No Text is Worth a Life: It Can Wait – 54% of Hispanic Teens admit to Texting and Driving

National No Texting While Driving Pledge Day was celebrated on September 19, 2012. More recently, October 14-20th marks National Teen Driver Awareness Week. Both of these occasions reminded me of when I took a ride in AT&T’s state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator at the League of United Latin American Citizen’s (LULAC) conference in Orlando, this summer. continue reading »

No Text is Worth a Life: It Can Wait –  Puede Esperar

The following is an Op-Ed piece by Carlos F. Orta, President & CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility - National No Texting While Driving Pledge Day was celebrated on September 19, 2012. More recently, October 14-20th marks continue reading »

U.S. Army, Leading Latino Organizations Promote Education During Hispanic Heritage Month

The U.S. Army will again join the nation in recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) by highlighting the educational, leadership and career opportunities it provides for Hispanic youth. The Army will partner with key Latino organizations to help develop the next generation of leaders – either for military or civilian careers – with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). continue reading »

LULAC Supports AT&T’s “No Text On Board – Pledge Day”

AT&T’s Commitment to Reduce the Number of Distracted Drivers on the Road . The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced its support for AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign that will focus on educating and increasing awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. continue reading »

Pro-Immigrant Groups Not a Fan of Romney-Ryan Ticket

Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate is additional proof of the "disconnection" of Republicans with the reality of the majority of Hispanics in the United States, several pro-immigrant groups said Monday. continue reading »

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions. The resolution supports marriage equality for all Americans, including those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. continue reading »

“Latinos Rumbo al College” Webinar Aims to Assist Hispanics Applying to College

McDonald's announced the latest extension to its national Hispanic education program with the launch of Latinos Rumbo al College, a free webinar series developed in conjunction with non-profit organization Latinos in College (LIC) and LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC). The new webinar series was created to make the college process simple and attainable for both Hispanic students and their parents by leveraging LIC's expertise in developing interactive content that will be delivered in a culturally sensitive way through a trusted community partner and premier educational service organization, LNESC. The first of the bilingual webinars, titled "On the Track to College," was broadcasted live today from the LULAC National Convention in Orlando, Fla., in front of an audience of students, parents, educators and community stakeholders. continue reading »

LULAC Supports Gay Marriage

The League of United Latin American Citizens is the second leading Hispanic organization in the United States to support the legalization of same-sex marriage. continue reading »

U.S. Army and LULAC Renew Commitment to Prepare Youth for Academic and Career Success

The U.S. Army has renewed its partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to continue providing students with the resources and leadership training needed to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. continue reading »

LULAC Announces 2012 Voter Registration Campaign

LULAC announces the launch of its 2012 Voter Registration campaign, “The Future is in Your Hands: Vote”. LULAC is committed to ensuring that Latino issues are an integral part of the upcoming general election. continue reading »

Survey: Majority of Hispanic Teens Guilty of Texting While Driving

Findings from a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the "It Can Wait"campaign indicate Hispanic teens are highly vulnerable when it comes to texting while driving. A shocking 54 percent of Hispanic teens admit to texting while driving, compared to 41 percent of Caucasian and 42 percent of African-American teenagers. continue reading »

LULAC Looking to Boost the Number of Latinos Involved in Politics

The Texas branch of the League of United Latin American Citizens has stepped up its efforts to get Latinos registered to vote and to have more women in the state running for public office. continue reading »

National Urban League and LULAC Urge Express Scripts to Reach Agreement with Walgreens

Imminent Loss of Access to Pharmacy Care will be Detrimental to Our Communities. The National Urban League (NUL) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urged Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) t continue reading »

Supreme Court’s Decision on Texas Redistricting Garners Negative Reaction, Bad for Latino Voters

LULAC voiced its extreme disappointment over the decision by the United States Supreme Court to grant the State of Texas' Motion to Stay. The decision will not end the fight and LULAC will continue to litigate continue reading »

LULAC Condemns Anti-Immigration Remarks During Election Season

The League of United Latin American Citizens, (LULAC), the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country recently release this statement on the Republican Presidential candidates anti-immigration remarks: continue reading »

Latino Community Will Get Help Getting Healthy with New LULAC Initiative

With the goal of reversing the rate at which Latinos are becoming obese or overweight, LULAC today announced a community health education initiative focused on healthy food options continue reading »

Hispanic Group Reacts to Announcement Naming Arizona as the Host State for Super Bowl 2015

LULAC was dismayed to hear today that the National Football League has chosen the State of Arizona to host the 49th Super Bowl. In light of Arizona’s hate-based legislation, the action taken by the NFL serves as an endorsement of the state’s abhorrent actions against the Latino and migrant communities. continue reading »

LULAC Warns That State and Local Funding Flexibility Act Will Further Disadvantage Minority

Today, the House of Representatives will mark up The State and Local Funding Flexibility Act, as introduced, will relieve any incentive of schools to commit federal dollars to low-income and historically disadvantaged students, and Native students. continue reading »

More than $2Million in Microsoft Software Donated to LULAC Education Centers Across the Country

Microsoft announced a $2 million dollar donation in software to LULAC’s 55 technology centers. The commitment was made at the 2011 LULAC National Convention in Cincinnati. With Microsoft’s support, the centers, which are located in Hispanic communities across the country, will help bridge the Digital Divide, with state-of-the-art computer equipment, software and high-speed internet access as well as computer instruction to students and parents. continue reading »

US Army Reserve Renews Partnership with LULAC Reinforcing its Education Committment to Hispanics

The U.S. Army and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) have renewed their mutual commitment to helping prepare today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders. continue reading »