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 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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Iowa LULAC to host Latino Legislative Day on Feb. 18
For immediate release Jan. 31, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa will host its annual Latino Legislative Day on...
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Latino Forum moves forward with Latino Community Center
For immediate release Jan. 30, 2014 DES MOINES - A future Latino community center in central Iowa has moved one step forward. There will be a press...
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Iowa Latino civil rights group supports proposal to raise minimum wage
For immediate release Jan. 2, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has announced the civil rights...
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Iowa LULAC joins Des Moines education group in seeking clothing donations for low-income youth
For immediate release Dec. 6, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has pledged to support the Des Moines Education...
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Iowa LULAC discourages use of fluoride in public drinking water
For immediate release Dec. 4, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin Americans of Iowa is calling on Des Moines Water Works to eliminate...
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Iowa LULAC encourages new U.S. citizens, Latinos to register, vote following judge's actions
For immediate release Nov. 18, 2013 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa is reaching out to voters in Iowa who may have...
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