LULAC Iowa

LULAC Iowa is the state organization for the national League of United Latin American Citizens. Iowa has 400 members and seven councils: 10, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309 and 310.  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 supports President’s Executive Order to grant legal status to undocumented immigrants
For immediate release Nov. 20, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa on Thursday applauded President Barack...
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Iowa LULAC expresses sympathy over death of former State Director
For immediate release Nov. 17, 2014 DES MOINES - The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has expressed its sympathy over the death of...
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Iowa LULAC responds to DM Register editorial, supports immediate Obama action on immigration reform
For immediate release Nov. 13, 2014 DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa today announced its support for...
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More than 300 gather for Latino leadership awards banquet
For immediate release Nov. 3, 2014 DES MOINES - More than 300 individuals came together to celebrate to celebrate the Latino community at the second...
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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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