LULAC Iowa

LULAC Iowa is the state organization for the national League of United Latin American Citizens. Iowa has seven councils: 10, 300, 301, 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 1,000 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 5.5 percent of Iowa’s 3 million residents at more than 168,000 residents, according to the State of Iowa Data Center. 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 17 percent of the United States’ 318 million residents.   For more information on Latinos in Iowa, please go to the following link -- http://www.iowadatacenter.org/Publications/latinos2014.pdf

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Iowa LULAC to reach out to Latino voters with Hispanic Institute grant
For immediate release Oct. 31, 2014 DES MOINES - The Hispanic Institute has given the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa a significant...
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Latino leadership banquet to draw top LULAC officials
For immediate release Oct. 28, 2014 DES MOINES - The annual Iowa Latino Leadership Awards Banquet on Saturday will draw the top officials from the...
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Iowa LULAC opposes DM schools' cuts to early retirement program for teachers
For immediate release Oct. 24, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today announced its opposition to a decision...
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Iowa LULAC condemns references to Latinos in political TV ads
For immediate release Oct. 9, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has condemned the portrayal of Latinos in a...
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LULAC Council 307 announces Latino award recipients
For immediate release Oct. 8, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 307 will recognize individuals who have...
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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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