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LULAC Unveils Plans for Historic 2024 National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala
February 14 - February 15
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, proudly announces its plans for the historic 2024 National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala, marking 95 years of unwavering dedication to social justice. The signature event will be hosted at the prestigious Mayflower Hotel on February 14-15, 2024.
Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President, expressed the significance of this milestone: “We are extremely excited and looking forward to this milestone, which precedes our Centennial as the nation’s preeminent Latino civil rights organization. What better way to mark the occasion than to celebrate the very aspect of LULAC, which has made us the most powerful voice for Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico. Action defines who we are and what we do daily for the millions of Latinos who depend on us for advocacy.”
The 2024 conference will spotlight critical issues, emphasizing LULAC’s commitment to voter rights, repatriation of deported veterans, and ensuring equity and equality for Latinos in employment, education, healthcare, and housing. Garcia underscored the importance of LULAC’s presence in the nation’s capital during this pivotal election year, stating, “Especially during this all-important election year of the US president, LULAC’s presence is important in our nation’s capital. Also, we wish to recognize and honor those outstanding elected officials who advocate on our behalf in Congress and public policy institutions.”
LULAC’s rich history is marked by transformative milestones in pursuing justice. In 1945, a California LULAC Council successfully sued to integrate the Orange County School System, challenging the segregation of Mexican children. Another landmark case, Hernandez vs. the State of Texas, was brought forth in 1954, highlighting the unconstitutional exclusion of Mexican Americans from jury duty. Since then, LULAC has been a stalwart advocate for political participation and equal educational opportunities for all Hispanics.
For details about the event, visit lulac.org