Lubbock to hold 19th Annual César E. Chávez March & Celebration

LUBBOCK, TEXAS 19th Annual César E. Chávez March to be held on the 31st of March Lubbock, TX - The César E. Chávez Commemoration Committee will pay tribute to American hero and civil rights leader, César E. Chávez, during Lubbock's 19th Annual César E. Chávez People's March and Celebration, with the annual march to be held Saturday, March 31, 2018, announced event organizer Christy Martinez-Garcia. This is also Chávez's birthday. He stood as one of our nation's most outstanding leaders for peace, justice and non-violence. A strong believer in the principles of nonviolence practiced by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he effectively employed peaceful tactics such as boycotts an

Census Citizenship Question is Direct Attack on Communities of Color

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the Commerce Department announced that a question of citizenship would be added in the 2020 U.S. Census. The Census takes place every 10 years and determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. In response, Sindy Benavides, Chief Operating Officer for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), issued the following statement: “The Census Bureau is constitutionally mandated to provide ‘quality data about the nation’s people.’ It is intended to count the entire national population, not just U.S. citizens. The Trump Administration’s decision

More than 1,107,000 Texas Latino Voters Expected to Cast Ballots in Election 2018

NALEO Educational Fund’s toll-free bilingual 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA hotline will provide Latino voters with information on every aspect of the electoral process WASHINGTON D.C. – As Latino voters prepare to head to the polls in Texas on Tuesday, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released its November turnout projection and primary profile for the Latino electorate in the Lone Star State. NALEO Educational Fund analysis projects that more than 1,107,000 Latino voters will cast ballots in Texas’ general election, an expected increase of 1.4 percent from Election 2014. With Latinos accounting for one in every four (25 percent) registered

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