Posts tagged LULAC

Oldest Latino Civil Rights Group: More Support Needed For LGBT Youth

Three quarters of gay Latino youth surveyed in a new study feel school is a safe place for them to be — but the authors say 75 percent is not enough.  

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New Florida law blocking Latinos from voting, say groups

A number of organizations are challenging Florida’s strict new voter registration regulations, alleging they are preventing Latinos and others from voting. (Photo/Getty images).     

Florida, an important swing state, is seeing a drop in voter registrations compared to the same time in 2008. Latina immigration attorney Elizabeth Pines, who has been helping to organize voter registration efforts as one of the board directors of the non-partisan Florida League of Women Voters, says that is no surprise. For the first time since 1939, she says, her group is not doing voter registration drives, since she says the Republican-led state legislature has made voter registration too difficult.

Latinos join civil rights march calling for immigration reform

Latino leaders joined several hundred marchers including the Rev. Al Sharpton, center, to continue the trek from Selma to Montgomery during the recreation of the historic civil rights march in Selma, Ala., Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

For the past 47 years, black leaders have gathered in Alabama to reenact a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that made civil rights history. This year, African American leaders invited Latino leaders to march for what they consider to be today’s civil right’s issue - the repeal of Alabama’s strict immigration law.