LULAC's Policy Team: The Latino Community's Liaison in Washington, DC
Founded in 1929, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. Since its founding, LULAC has fought for full access to the political process and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
The mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
LULAC advances its mission through three primary and complementary approaches:
Programming LULAC programming focuses on the following key areas: civic participation, civil rights, economic development, education, health, housing, immigration, leadership, public service, technology, women, youth, young adults, and the 50+ demographic. Each of these issues offers unique challenges and opportunities. LULAC programming varies based on available funding as well as the current needs of our community.
Advocacy: As the Latino community's government liasion in Washington, D.C., LULAC monitors legislation and provides policy makers with the Latino perspective on education, immigration, civil rights, health care, business, and other issues impacting our community. The LULAC National Policy Platform can be found at www.lulac.org/platform. www.lulac.org/platform.
Membership: LULAC's extensive membership base works to achieve LULAC’s mission through programming and advocacy at the local level.