LULAC files lawsuit to prevent new voting law in Texas from going into effect
Less than an hour after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Tuesday that enacts new voting restrictions in Texas, the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization filed a federal lawsuit in hopes of preventing the law from going into effect.
Op-Ed: LULAC to President Biden – The Big Bend Sentinel
LULAC’s interest in law and order and protection of the lives of our citizens requires me to ask you to use your executive authority to stop the governors of Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida and South Dakota from deploying their resources to the U.S.-Mexico border. This is not a legitimate purpose for emergency or disaster assistance that the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), P.L 104-321 (October 19, 1996) authorized. In addition, in the case of South Dakota there is no authorization for a private citizen to defray the costs of deployment of National Guard personnel. This is tantamount to relegating our Armed Forces to a “pay for hire” status on any whim or desire that the donor citizen can afford to pursue and a governor sees as an opportunity to score political points. This is an insult to our veterans who served and women and men who are now serving in our armed forces. This is not how America protects our citizens, and it certainly is corrosive to our relationships with our allies around the world, especially our friend Mexico.bigbendsentinel.com
2020 Census Campaign visits San Antonios West Side
SAN ANTONIO The 2020 Census campaign, along with the League of United Latin American Citizens, city and county leaders led a caravan of cars through San Antonios West Side on Saturday morning to increase community participation in the census. City Census Administrator Berta Rodriguez said less than 50% of the population has responded to the census. What we know from our current data is that households in this area have not responded to the census, Rodriguez said. The U.S. Census Bureaus efforts to increase participation will continue next weekend on the citys East Side where data also shows low participation. For more information on the 2020 Census, click here.
Photos from history: How San Antonio protested during civil rights movement
San Antonio has been here before: Decades following the civil rights movement and farmworker strikes, locals have remained defiant in the face of police brutality, racism and inequality. Images from UTSAs Special Collections, which include stills from the San Antonio Express-News and San Antonio Light, show the citys presence during movements of civil rights and farmworkers. San Antonio civil rights activist arrested in the 1960s supporting ongoing protestsThe integration was one way San Antonio has fought to be welcoming to all, she said. And that movement continues to be an example to hundreds across San Antonio as they focus on addressing racial injustice in the wake of Floyds death. She is also the program director for the Bethel Prevention Coalition that works with African Americans in San Antonio to reduce drug and alcohol abuse.