NALEO Opposes Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

Nominee’s support for the addition of a citizenship question to Census 2020 is in direct conflict with the organization’s commitment to “justice for all” WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding the nomination of William Barr to serve as the next Attorney General: “As an organization whose members are on the front lines of their communities, NALEO knows firsthand how critical an accurate count of the Latino community in Census 2020 is for the nation. “By expressing support for a citizenship question that would drastically depress response rates of Latinos and others in Census 2020, William B

LULAC President Delivers a Message To The White House

Washington, DC - Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), today met with the Administration at the White House. As a Texas legislator, Mr. Garcia authorized HB 1403 in 2001, the first in-state tuition bill on immigrant children in Texas. This lead to the Dream Act across the United States which has now been adopted by 18 states. His message to the Administration was clear and unequivocal: The government must be funded and reopened immediately. We need permanent residency with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders. All approximately 3.6 million Dreamers should be included. The parents of Dreamers should also be allowed to get

Thousands Expected at El Paso March and Rally Opposing Trump’s “Wall of Hate”

EL PASO, Texas - Thousands of activists and border area residents will take to the streets near an international crossing in El Paso SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 for a massive march and rally opposing President Donald Trump’s proposed wall and in support of meaningful and humane immigration reform. While Washington power brokers continue the budget stalemate resulting in the longest government shutdown in history, border residents and activists are demanding no money be allocated toward the construction of a border wall that a majority of Americans oppose, according to most polls. “We are the people on the ground and we are the people who know that the idea of a ‘Wall of Hate’ spanning the lengt

Lubbock Annual Point-in-Time Count

The South Plains Homeless Consortium will be conducting the 2019 Point-in-Time Count this Thursday, January 24, 2019. The Point-in-Time count is a national campaign where cities across the country attempt to count the homeless population in their communities, both sheltered and unsheltered. The survey is conducted by volunteers who will administer the survey on the streets as well as in local shelters. The results are collected and sent to the Texas Homeless Network. An official count of Lubbock’s homeless will be released in the spring. “The Point-in-Time count allows for us to not only get a number of homeless individuals in our community, but it allows us to see what resources we need to

Former U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez Joins NPNA as Senior Policy Advisor Following Departure fr

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) Board welcomes former Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who announced today in a video posted to his social media accounts the official commencement of his work as Senior Policy Advisor to the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) following his departure from Congress last week. Gutiérrez also began his new role as Political Commentator at CNN this week. As part of his position as Senior Policy Advisor, Gutiérrez will be traveling across the nation promoting the New American Dreams Platform. The former U.S. Representative outlined the main goals of the Platform in his video announcement, stating, “Progress requires working together

LPD enforcing curfew on juveniles 16 and under after string of vehicle burglaries

Lubbock police will be stepping up enforcement of a curfew for juveniles 16 and younger after a shocking number of vehicle burglaries in the past year. Police tell us they have logged as many as 28 burglaries in one night as this group of juveniles, many of them members and friends of the same family, targeted vehicles with firearms in them. The curfew requires juveniles 16 and younger to be home by 11 p.m. on school nights and midnight on weekends. The curfew runs every night until 6 a.m. The curfew also requires juveniles to be at home or in school during the day while school is in session to prevent teens loitering around town. Teenagers with jobs can drive directly home. Teens returning

NALEO Educational Fund Calls for Urgent Action from Newly Confirmed U.S. Census Bureau Director Ste

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from Chief Executive Officer Arturo Vargas on the confirmation of Dr. Steven Dillingham to serve as Director of the U.S. Census Bureau: “We congratulate Dr. Steven Dillingham on his confirmation to serve as Director of the U.S. Census Bureau and look forward to working with him closely. With the nation’s largest peacetime mobilization less than 15 months away, Director Dillingham must quickly get to work to ensure that the Bureau is able to fulfill its constitutional mandate of counting every person living in the United States. “Census 2020 is in c

House Adopts Historic New Rules Package to Boost Staff Diversity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soon after the 116th Congress was sworn in, the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to adopt a new set of rules that will boost diversity on Capitol Hill, including the establishment of an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the appointment of a chief diversity officer and provisions for a survey to evaluate congressional staff diversity. The new rules package follows NALEO Educational Fund’s efforts – including months of meetings with House members, leadership offices, committees and staff – to ensure diversity was made a priority. “With a historically diverse freshman class sworn in yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives is already putting diversity on C

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