LULAC Iowa

LULAC Iowa is the state organization for the national League of United Latin American Citizens. Iowa has five councils: 10, 304, 306, 307 and 308. Council 307 was created in October 2011 to address and advocate for Iowa’s growing Latino community, specifically in the areas of jobs, education and health care. There are more than 900 local LULAC councils in the United States. These local councils hold voter registration drives, provide awareness to residents about language and immigration issues, and advocate for Latino-sponsored programs. LULAC was founded in 1929, and is the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. The organization was founded to empower Hispanics at a time when they were denied basic civil and human rights. Today, the organization continues to play a role in Latinos’ access to the political process and in equal educational and employment opportunities. Latinos and Hispanics are an ever-increasing part of the Iowa population. They comprise 5 percent of Iowa’s 3 million residents at more than 158,000 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. That’s an almost 84 percent increase from the 2000 U.S. Census, when the number of Hispanics and Latinos in Iowa was about 69,000. Nationally, Latinos and Hispanics represent 16.3 percent of the United States’ 308.7 million residents.

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Iowa Hispanic PAC expresses sympathy over death of long-time Latino leader Lorenzo Jasso
For immediate release Sept. 12, 2014 DES MOINES - Iowa Latino leaders this week expressed their sadness over the death of Lorenzo Jasso, a...
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Iowa LULAC denounces racist remarks printed in DM Register
For immediate release Aug. 7, 2014 DES MOINES - LULAC of Iowa, the state’s largest Latino civil rights organization, today denounced the...
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New LULAC council forms in Storm Lake
For immediate release Aug. 4, 2014 DES MOINES -- A new council for the League of United Latin American Citizens in Iowa has formed in Storm...
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Iowa LULAC disappointed with Branstad's remarks, continues efforts to help children fleeing violence
For immediate release July 14, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today expressed its disappointment in Gov....
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Iowa LULAC supports efforts to help children fleeing violence in Central America
For immediate release July 11, 2014 NEW YORK CITY -- The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has announced its support of National...
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Iowa LULAC to hold May 6 forum for SD 17 candidates
For immediate release April 30, 2014 DES MOINES - Residents will be able to meet and learn about two of the Democratic candidates who are running in...
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Iowa Latinos Mobilize off Rep. Steve King's Rhetoric
By Suzanne Gamboa Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King may soon feel some pushback from Latinos in his home state, who say they can no longer just ignore...
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Iowa LULAC director to testify at national voters' rights event
For immediate release April 17, 2014   KANSAS CITY, MO. - The state director of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will testify...
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Local social justice groups rally, hold press conference to demand end to deportations
For immediate release April 3, 2014 DES MOINES - Five local social justice groups will take part in the national Not1more Deportation campaign rally...
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LULAC to host immigration attorney, women's rights activist
For immediate release March 27, 2014 DES MOINES - The Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens Council 307 will host immigration rights...
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Iowa LULAC hosts second annual Latino Legislative Day
For immediate release Feb. 18, 2014 DES MOINES - The second annual Latino Legislative Day drew about 25 legislators and dozens of Latinos from...
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