Civil Rights Leaders Call for End to ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Policy & Demand Congress Investigate Trump

June 23, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Name – David Cruz Email – Telephone – (818) 689-9991 Civil Rights Leaders Call for End to ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Policy & Demand Congress Investigate Trump Administration Incompetency McAllen, TX - Today, civil rights leaders from across the country gathered peacefully in a civil demonstration at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Center in McAllen to demand an immediate termination to the existing zero-tolerance policy. Keynote speakers included the iconic Dolores Huerta; Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Domingo Garcia, President, LULAC Council 102; Hector Flores, Past National LULAC President

LPD Rolls Out New Crime Prevention Program

(LUBBOCK, TX) – Criminals, you’ve been warned. The Lubbock Police Department is rolling out a new investigative and crime prevention tool to help curb crimes here in the Hub City. SafeCam is a widely used and successful program in police departments across the country, and now it will be used to strengthen the partnership between Lubbock Police Officers and the community members they serve. The concept is simple. Businesses and residents have the opportunity to register their security cameras with LPD. People registering will give basic information such as their name, address, how many security cameras are operational and the direction they are pointed. By compiling a list of known security

NHLA Opposes Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

NHLA Calls on Congress to reject the bigotry and dehumanization that would be codified by this legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 45 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, today expressed strong opposition to the proposed H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. With immigrants under attack by an administration that has seen fit to separate children from families at the border, NHLA believes that this bill further advances the White House’s anti-immigrant, anti-Latino agenda. NHLA made its opposition clear in a letter to members of Congress citing flaws in the bill. Additionally, NHLA said it closely

Civil Rights Leaders Slam Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Children from Their Families a

Washington, DC—Today, Representative Darren Soto (D-FL), Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and a broad spectrum of civil rights leaders including Reverend Al Sharpton, President and Founder, National Action Network; Janet Murguía, President and CEO, UnidosUS; Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director & CEO, Anti-Defamation League; Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Marc H. Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League; Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Sindy Benavides, COO & Acting CEO, League of United Latin American Citizens; Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAAC


(Lubbock, TX, June 14, 2018)— March of Dimes has partnered with 2-1-1 Texas, to launch “Go Before You Show,” a public education campaign that encourages women to seek medical care as soon as they think they are pregnant. The program educates women on the importance of prenatal care during their first trimester of pregnancy. “Go Before You Show” provides local social service agencies with flyers, posters and other materials developed by March of Dimes. They are also directed to 2-1-1 Texas Helpline for information on community resources available. From 2011 through 2014 in Lubbock County, only 66% of pregnant women received prenatal care during their first trimester. Women who see a health

HNBA: The Trump Administration Must End Its Cruel Family Separation Policy

WASHINGTON, DC -- The President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Erica V. Mason, issued the following statement in response to increasingly disturbing reports about the Trump Administration’s new zero-tolerance prosecution policy that has triggered a spike in family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. “Between April 19 and May 31 of this year, the Department of Homeland Security admitted that it had forcibly separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents–a rate of approximately 46 children a day over that six-week period,” said HNBA President Mason. “Make no mistake: the current humanitarian crisis occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border is a manufactured one and the Administrati

Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee Leadership to Join NALEO 35th Annua

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2018 CONTACT: Amanda Bosquez, (202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell) Paula Valle Castañon, (213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell) Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee Leadership to Join NALEO 35th Annual Conference in Phoenix RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel will address nation’s Latino leaders on Thursday, June 21, with DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo speaking to attendees on Friday, June 22 Washington, D.C. – In less than two weeks, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will host the NALEO 35th Annual Conference, the nation’s largest and most pres

LULAC Stands with Domestic Violence Victims Here and Around the World

Washington, D.C. - The following is a statement from Sindy Benavides, Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO for LULAC. "For centuries, governments and societies have ignored the plight and conditions of abused women. In recent years, our laws and international standards of human rights now recognize that this failure to protect domestic violence victims emanates from discrimination. Attorney General Sessions takes a big step backward to the repressive times when women were left defenseless. LULAC stands with domestic violence victims here and around the world." Our nation is founded on the principles of providing refuge to those who are targeted for persecution and violence in their own cou

Issue Spotlight: The Wage Gap and Latina Women

Today, June 10, 2018 marks the 55th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 signed by President Kennedy. This legislation aimed to abolish wage disparity based on sex. Over half of a century later, the fight for equal pay still faces a large pay gap. On average across occupational fields, men are paid more than women and women of color in particular. The gap widens following the wage disparities of women of color with Latina women making a mere 54¢ to a white man’s $1. Numbers do not lie and a light deserves to be shed on this injustice. Equal Pay Day, on April 10th this year, symbolizes the day that women would earn the same as their male counterparts from the year before. Respectively, La

U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Commun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 CONTACT: Amanda Bosquez, (202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell) Paula Valle Castanon, ​(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell) U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Community Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census 2020 U.S. Census Bureau Chief Scientist raised alarm over the decision, stating citizenship question addition would be “very costly” and “harm the quality of the census count” WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, the U.S. Department of Justice released 1,320 pages of internal memos, emails and other documents relate

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